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Support Programs

  • Adolescent & Young Adult Program (AYA) - a special medical and psychosocial program for teens and young adults with cancer
  • Arts in Medicine - a program where patients and families work on collaborative and individual art projects with the goal to ease the pain and anxiety associated with cancer
  • Candlelighters - an organization where parents who have or have had children with cancer at our hospital help other parents cope through emotional, educational and practical support
  • Career and Vocational Counseling -  counseling and resources available for teens and young adults regarding college preparation, vocational and career guidance
  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Clinic - a follow-up program for childhood cancer survivors
  • Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Life Program - a program with specialists who help patients and their families adapt and cope with the various steps along their cancer journey
  • Children’s Art Project - a special creative arts program where patients' designs are incorporated into greeting cards, jewelry and other products, and proceeds from product sales benefit patient-focused programs at the Children's Cancer Hospital and MD Anderson
  • Education and Creative Arts Program - a comprehensive program for patients that includes an accredited inpatient school, distance and virtual learning, school re-entry support and creative arts programming 
  • Family-Centered Care - a program that partners pediatric caregivers with health care professionals in the decision-making processes of the Children's Cancer Hospital
  • Multimedia Resource Library - video and audio resources produced by the Children's Cancer Hospital for patients and families
  • New Patient Welcome Folder - a comprehensive guide to the Children's Cancer Hospital providing patients and families with resources, services and helpful tips to help them as they face cancer
  • Pediatric Caregiver Telephone Support Network - a telephone network for pediatric caregivers who wish to connect with one another to share experiences and support
  • Ronald McDonald House Houston at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital - available for families of children receiving treatment at our facility. It offers a lounge, waiting area, dining area, fully stocked kitchen, nap rooms and two private bedrooms with a shared bath. Check the Hospital Welcome Desk for overnight room availability. To use a nap room, stop by the Family Room Kitchen and speak with the Manager on Duty. To learn more, including how to donate a meal, supplies or volunteer, please contact the  Hospital Programs Coordinator athpc3@rmhhouston.org or 713-745-4930.

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