Emotional support from professionals, informal, and formal social networks and support groups are among parents’ greatest needs during the critical period following the diagnosis of serious pediatric illness

Family programs are an important source of emotional and social support. Whether a family chooses to explore an amusement park on their own or parents and children separate to spend time at a holiday party with peers and counselors, the interaction affords them a way to share their experiences with those who understand them best.

Family Days can include amusement parks, holiday parties, special evenings designated just for a specific group of boys or girls to make them feel special, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day programs, summer cottage days, evening shows for parents to enjoy a night out and MORE!  Time flies by with a Chai Lifeline volunteer at your side who are happy to play with children, giving parents a chance for quiet conversation with one another.

Family Days & Special Events

bring families together, placing smiles onto children's faces. We aim to create moments of hope for parents while making memories that will last a lifetime.


family members enjoyed our events and programs throughout the year!

“On behalf of everyone in our family, we want to express our deep appreciation for your warmth and caring. The work of your organization in assisting families in need is truly outstanding.”