Our Mission

To bring joy and hope to children, families and communities impacted by serious illness or loss.

Chai Lifeline's guiding principles are

  • • That seriously ill children need and deserve as happy and normal a childhood as possible.
  • • That illness affects each member of the family.
  • • That the well-being of an ill child is impacted by the well-being of his or her family.
  • • That pediatric illness can have a devastating financial effect on families.


With this in mind, Chai Lifeline strives to

  • • Find ways to bring joy to the lives of our young patients and their families through creative, innovative, and effective family-centered programs, activities, and services.
  • • Engender hope and optimism in children, families, and communities.
  • • Educate and involve communities in caring for ill children and their families.
  • • Provide unparalleled support throughout the child's illness, recovery, and beyond.
  • • Offer all services free of charge to ensure that every family has access to the programs it needs.
  • • Embody the ideals of compassion, kindness, and caring for others inherent in Jewish culture and life.