New York • New Jersey • Florida • Illinois • California
Canada • Israel • Great Britain • Belgium
The Jack and Moishe Horn Campus, Glen Spey, NY
- Camp Simcha, dedicated in memory of Dr. Samuel Abraham
- Camp Simcha Special, dedicated in memory of Zvi Dovid Obstfeld
- Stella K. Abraham Family Center
Pamela and Craig Goldman River Retreat, Mahwah, NJ
Chai House, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric illness affects more than children. The diagnosis can destroy a family’s equilibrium. Parents shift their focus to doctors, hospitals and treatment regimens. Siblings struggle to understand and accept the new realities of their lives. Grandparents worry...friends want to help...the child’s classmates are confused and their parents, concerned.
Chai Lifeline steps into this maze and provides clarity, stability, and hope to children, families, and communities. From the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, Chai Lifeline’s programs and services build a network of support that helps families find joy in everyday life as they combat the pain, fear, and isolation of life-threatening pediatric illnesses or debilitating chronic conditions.
In the hospital:
“Playtime” visits • Hot meals and snacks • Loans of laptop computers and entertainment systems • Webcam connections to school • Tutoring
And at home
: Big Brothers and Sisters • Recreational activities • Educational assistance • Art and art therapy • Counseling • Wishathon activities • Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special vacations
Professional case management and ongoing emotional support • Advocacy and information • Insurance advocacy and support • Counseling • Sibling programs • Retreats • Respite • Family Days • Holiday parties • Bereavement services • Financial assistance programs
Crisis intervention • Education • Volunteer training