Hospital Support Program
What is the Hospital Support Program?
SMILE’s Hospital Support Program provides support to registered SMILE families that have children at SickKids hospital with critical illnesses and/or disabilities. Our aim is to provide social, emotional, resource, and financial support all in a culturally responsive and tailored way to the needs of our registered families.
Support We Provide
SMILE will provide support to children with critical illnesses/disabilities and their families through...
Parent and Caregiver Wellness Packages and Services - parents will receive comfort items, self-care items, and more all tailored to their needs and meal deliveries, coffee visits, arts and crafts, transportation to appointments, etc.
Child/Youth Wellness Packages - each child/youth will receive care packages containing comfort items and therapeutic activities catered to their specific needs and interests.
Food Deliveries and Parking Allowances - meal deliveries, coffee visits, transportation costs and parking allowances will be provided to families to ensure their hospital stays are as comfortable as possible.
Resource/advocacy support - assistance with access and service navigation, including help with funding paperwork, etc.
Financial Assistance - families will have access to SMILE’s Scholarship rounds, where families can receive funding towards mental health therapy services, respite services, therapeutic tools, and more.
Support We Provide
Parent & Caregiver Wellness Packages
Parents will receive comfort and self-care items tailored to their needs. This includes but is not limited to comfort items, self-care, meal deliveries, coffee visits, arts and crafts and transportation to appointments.
Child & Youth Wellness Packages
Each child and youth will receive care packages containing comfort items and/or therapeutic activities catered to their specific needs and interests.
Food Deliveries & Parking Allowances
Meal deliveries and parking reimbursement will be provided to families to ensure their hospital stars are as comfortable as possible.
Parent Support Groups
Registered families will have access to all SMILE parent support groups that they feel may benefit their family.