Alliance For Kids is a registered 501©(3) nonprofit organization. The Mission of Alliance For Kids, Inc. is to provide innovative programs and resources to enhance Child Life services for hospitalized pediatric patients and their families. We started in 2011 when Jane Miller and her team of Child Life Specialists saw that parents of hospitalized children needed more resources. They created a resource database on common childhood diseases and illnesses that would be a resource for families before, during and after their hospital experience.
Our award winning programs tackle little issues as small as activities for a child to tackling large issues of reducing 5 day readmission
Child Life Specialists together with our Life Pain Specialists work with hospitalized children and young adults to educate them in youth friendly terms on what they will be experiencing. They also help distract the while they are undergoing procedures and help them manage pain.
Many of our programs are Superhero themed because we believe that hospitalized kids truly are Superheroes.
A Letter from the CEO and Founding Chair
Alliance For Kids celebrates its 8th year as charity helping hospitalized kids. We celebrate 2019 by looking back at how it all began. I'm happy to say our goal is the same. We help to fill the gap for the psychological and social needs of pediatric patients. Each year we create more innovative ways to help.
We have provided countless Monkey For Me® monkeys, thousands of Bravery Bands™. Super Serum® changed the concept of the scary IV medication into a Super Power. We created a library of animation videos to help children cope. We provide families with hundreds of resources to make having a hospitalized child easier. We continue to provide of fellowships for Child Life Specialists services. We still do all those wonderful things.
Once again it's time to do more.
Our country faces an epidemic unlike it has ever seen. The opioid crisis is killing over 60 people a day. It can start with the first prescription. The numbers are so vast, this epidemic will soon touch every one of us and I am no exception. After spending lots of time with my nephew in the hospital. I decided to change careers from ESE Education to becoming a Child Life Specialist. Christopher suffered from severe ulcerative colitis form age 13 until his death. My beloved nephew, eagle scout, future navy seal and hospital volunteer. Christopher was sent home with 90 opioids after surgery for the removal of most of his colon. He managed his chronic pain the best he could. It was the pain medication which took his life at age 32. Christopher is the reason I became a Child Life Specialist.
Alliance For Kids is partnering with CWC, Christopher Wolf Crusade. For Christopher and the 60 people who lost their life today.
Alliance For Kid's goal is to prevent substance misuse by creating a new hospital team member. A specialist who will be at the front lines when a young adult receives that first prescription. Our goal is to give education and support to end the threat against substance misuse before it starts. We will provide advanced pain management education. Our Life Pain Specialists will help fill the gap with Mental Health First Aid® support. Provide resources to help with a not only a patient's physical and mental health. Also provide Whole Health support. Physical, Mental and Spiritual.
Join our crusade and help prevent this epidemic from reaching someone you know. Please got to cwc.ngo to learn more.
Happy Child Healthy Life,
CEO, Founding Chairman
Be truthful, be gentle and be fearless - Gandhi