There With Care families come to us through a referral network of social workers from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. These professionals understand the medical condition, financial situation and support systems of each family.
There With Care serves children and families facing critical illnesses who fall into two categories:
- Children with critical illnesses, including children in pediatric oncology.
- Level 3 critically ill babies from the NICU. These children are often premature (weighing 1 pound or less) and many are born with tumors, brain bleeds, etc. They fall into the category of life threatening illnesses.
There With Care families receive services during the critical phase of a medical crisis. The time frame for services is unique to the circumstances of each individual family and is determined by the Program Coordinators and the medical Social Workers. When a patient is transitioned into maintenance or has moved from the critical phase of their treatments, the family is transitioned from services. This allows services to be moved to other families going through a medical crisis.