Chai Lifeline Programs and Services
When serious illness strikes a child, the entire family is affected.
Chai Lifeline's extensive network of free programs and services is designed
to help every member of the family cope during this time of crisis.
Below is a listing of programs available from Chai Lifeline. For assistance or more information, please call 1-877-CHAI-LIFE.
Named in memory of Dr. Samuel Abraham
Situated on the Jack and Moishe Horn Campus
The foremost kosher summer camp specially designed to suit the needs of children with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Named In memory of Zvi Dovid Obstfeld
Situated on the Jack and Moishe Horn Campus
A unique camping experience for children with serious chronic and genetic illnesses.
Responding to the growing needs of todayís young clients and planning for the next generation of seriously ill children and their families. In memory of Solomon Obstfeld.
Assistance, information and support in identifying appropriate physicians and treatment centers as well as expediting their services and availability.
A unique program for children with illness to express their innermost feelings through art.
Integrates music into the lives of our children and families by offering year-round opportunities to express the wonder and magic of musical expression. To donate directly to Music In Our Lives, click here
Chai Lifeline maintains a number of teleconference support group programs for parents of children living with a wide range of serious medical conditions. In addition, an "Information ChaiLine" brings current psychoeducational information directly to parents of seriously ill children by connecting them via teleconference with experts in the health field. All teleconference support groups are facilitated by clinical social workers and psychologists.
(Specially Important Brothers and Sisters)
Under the guidance of doctors, social workers and mental health professionals, the our SIBS program offers siblings counseling and vital information regarding their brothersí or sistersí illnesses. The program also features annual two-day retreats for siblings as well as special trips and events.
Special workshops and training sessions for Chai Lifeline volunteers to enhance their understanding, sensitivity and practical skills in volunteer endeavors
Community-based counseling centers to assist patients, parents and siblings in dealing with serious illness.
Sponsored by the Ohr Meir Foundation.
Every year, Chai Lifeline organizes a four-day Disney World winter retreat for children battling cancer or other serious diseases. Sponsered by the Ohr Meir Foundation, the medically supervised, fun-filled excursion offers participants a much-needed break from the routine of serious illness.
When tragedy occurs, Chai Lifeline offers telephone counseling and support groups, as well as special weekend retreats to help families cope with their loss.
Tutoring programs that enable hospitalized or recuperating children to keep up with their school work.
Wish-at-the-Wall takes children and teens from across the United States who have survived cancer and other life-threatening illnesses on an unforgettable trip to Israel. For these very special tourists, every moment in the Holy Land is immeasurably enhanced by being shared with others who have waged and won the war against cancer.
Two days of much-needed R&R and support for mothers of seriously ill children.
Each year the Honey Engel Toy Drive collects and distributes thousands of toys to hospitalized children throughout the United States. Many of these children receive their gifts at hospital parties sponsored by Chai Lifeline. At a separate annual gala, toys are presented to children who have been or are currently being assisted by Chai Lifeline as well as to their siblings. Families who are unable to attend the party receive the gifts by mail.
Assists families in processing health insurance claims and obtaining reimbursement.
Kids and families spend an exciting day at Six Flags Great America Amusement Park in Illinois.
Decorated, delicious food packages raise the spirits of children hospitalized during holiday periods.
A weekend of unprecedented support that enables families to better withstand the challenges of illness
The Louis Wertenteil Heart-to-Heart Project provides "big brothers" and "big sisters" for seriously ill children and, when appropriate, for their siblings. In addition to supervising special trips and organizing annual Purim carnivals, big brothers and sisters arrange birthday celebrations and group outings to ball games, concerts, and other recreational events. By staying in frequent contact with their assigned youngsters, big brothers and sisters also serve as vital links between Chai Lifeline families and the organization.
Six options for volunteers to help make a difference in the lives of children and families.
Hospital or home-bound children can be connected to their classrooms through Chai Lifelineís technically sophisticated teleconferencing system.
In Memory Of Leo Presser
Weekend getaways for parents of chronically ill or disabled children.
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