Why You Should Donate To Emily’s House
"Although our bodies might be dying, our minds and spirits are fighting to live. I'm still a young person with wants, needs, hopes and dreams. I want to have fun and enjoy myself, do things people my age normally do, and I have plans and goals for the future." –Lucy, living with a life-limiting illness
The Need For A Children's Hospice Is Clear
Children with chronic complex conditions are a growing population.
It's Time… To See What's Missing
While Medical advances have enabled many of these children to live longer, there remains a gap:
What resources do families have when there is no cure?
How can children and their parents be better supported through this difficult and uncertain time?
It's Time… To Learn About Emily's House
Emily's House is Toronto's only hospice for children and families facing life-threatening illnesses.
At a glance:
10-bed home-like setting for respite and palliative care
Professional staff and trained volunteers
Specially adapted technology for communication and entertainment
Specially adapted rooms and equipment for very young or impaired children
Arts therapy programs for patients and their siblings
Dedicated play room for children and families to have their own space, and to talk to counsellors, medical staff or other care providers about each child's needs
A Snoezelen room, a soothing space filled with stimuli for the child's various senses
Beds for parents to sleep near their child
In moments of grief and difficulty, Emily's House helps children and families find support.
Help Us Add Life To A Child's Years
Come for a tour
Host a fundraiser
Hear what Rauni Salminen, Executive Director of PAC and Emily's House has to say
Hear what Dr. Adam Rapaport from Sick Kids has to say about Emily's House
Hear what Lindsey Yeskoo, Emily's mother, has to say about Emily's House
Hear what Cherry, mother of baby Stephanie, has to say about Emily's House
Hear what Lena, mother of children suffering from life-limiting illness, has to say about Emily's House