This is a great time to meet face to face to discuss your particular issues. Licensed therapists guide our support groups to help kids share their feelings and gain strength from one another. Group meetings are also a time to learn the facts of cancer. Therapists are trained in oncology knowledge and answer questions like, “What is Cancer? What is Chemo? Is cancer contagious?” Serious topics…serious answers. View the full support group schedule here.
HEROES Teen Leadership Program
HEROES are teens, 16 years or older, who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent to cancer and choose to give back to the cancer support community. This is a free, youth driven, leadership development program that operates annually from March – December. HEROES are expected to commit to a 4-day training retreat May 26 – 29, a 4-day summer camp August 16-19 for which they serve as camp counselors, monthly meetings from March – December, and small group or independent work on youth selected community service. Meetings and retreats take place throughout Southern California. Sign-up now!
Teen camp is for those between 14 and 18 and provides a fun atmosphere and an opportunity to share and connect with other peers and adults who understand what they are dealing with. Learn more here!
Junior camp is for children from 7 – 13 years old and provides a fun atmosphere and an opportunity to share and connect with other peers and adults who understand what they are dealing with. Register now!
Our Hope the Bear Care Packages are individually tailored to each family based on the information we receive. Every package includes a “Hope” teddy bear for each child in the family, books, workbooks, brochures, and additional information to help the family better cope with cancer. Our volunteers make security blankets for those under 4, and special bereavement packages for children and teens that have a parent with cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer. Donate a package to a child of our choosing, or order a package for a child you know who is coping with cancer. Order a care package for a child you know
Opportunities to get to know other Kids Konnected families better and have some fun, family events are always free. Past events include movie nights, sports games, cooking class, beach days, and our annual holiday party.