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EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Programs & Services

Teen Scene

A monthly program giving diagnosed teens, ages 13-18, an opportunity to meet others and share similar experiences. Teens are invited to participate in the group, where they will go out and participate in different activities allowing them the opportunity to share and express themselves amongst their peers while also having fun. Group location varies each month; please check the calendar for details.

Art Therapy

A certified Art Therapist, Lea Lucibella, ATR-BC, uses the creative process of art-making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

Art Therapy is available to children and their families undergoing treatment, survivors, and bereaved families. Services are available bedside at the hospitals, in the home, or at the Candlelighters' office.

Counseling

Marriage and Family Therapist, Sarah Haggerty, MFT, provides counseling to children and their families undergoing treatment, survivors, and bereaved families.

Counseling sessions consist of play therapy or horticultural therapy as individuals, or with the whole family. Sessions are conducted in the Candlelighters' office, the Garden of Hope, or at the therapist's private practice.

Day of Remembrance

Each year, our families who have lost a child to cancer are welcome to attend Day of Remembrance at Police Memorial Park. Each family is encouraged to display photos, mementos, and stories about their child. Families participate in creating a keepsake to commemorate their child, a balloon release, and a candlelight vigil in honor of the courageous children who fought childhood cancer so bravely.

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