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Encouraging quality time and experiences for families

Helping Our Precious Pediatrics

There are only 60 palliative care beds in all of Canada dedicated to a dying child

HOPP, better known as Helping Our Precious Pediatrics, is a program that provides compassion and care, to encourage a family to be a family, while paying attention to the unique needs of an ill child.

Encouraging parents to give themselves much needed respite is next to impossible.  The fear and guilt associated with leaving their child in the care of another individual can often paralyze.  The goal of the HOPP is to maintain as much normalcy for the entire family as possible.  Establishing a school like environment to help address boredom utilizing, concepts established in Experiential Day Hospice and supporting home schooling plans delivered by parents.  Creating family experiences and coordinating family events that may not be feasible due to the financial challenges many families face when dealing with a seriously ill child. Offer a “day at a time” Home Hospice Program so that as trust builds between parents and the local hospice, for one hour or one day, the family can take a much needed rest.

 

 

Services Offered:

  • HOPP Family Day: HOPP Family day is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. Parents deserve a break and siblings deserve some fun. By creating family experiences and coordinating family events, we help you relax and be the family you wanted to be, before this new journey began.

  • HOPP Academy: Your child is ill and requires round the clock care…but how can you care for your child at the level they need if you yourself aren’t cared for?! HOPP-At Home allows you to take a break however brief that may be,  knowing that your child is safe and in good hands with HHA. Children learn and grow in a myriad of ways, that doesn’t have to stop just because they get sick. At HOPP Day, children can experience the structured learning environment they would have had in school, and parents can rest-easy knowing their child is safe and having fun in an environment that they can trust.

  • HOPP at Home: Your child is ill and requires round the clock care…but how can you care for your child at the level they need if you yourself aren’t cared for?! HOPP-At Home allows you to take a break however brief that may be,  knowing that your child is safe and in good hands with HHA.

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How You Can Help

  • HOPP Volunteer:  all volunteers are given proper training and supported to ensure they can provide proper care to patients 

  • As a member of a HOPP Planning/Working team: your expertise can help us with a project; we can add skills and valuable content to your resume 

  • Help us bring The HOPP to your community 

  • Help financially support our important work in the community 

 

  • Explore opportunities with us to work together to help those in need by offering HOPP as an extension of existing services or an exciting new program to offer within your community 

  • Corporate or event sponsorship for public awareness and fundraising at information events