Families deserve the best care and support when they have a child with cancer.
The Childhood Cancer Association, established in 1982, is one of Australia's key childhood cancer support organisations, dedicated to providing ongoing and practical hands-on support to children living with cancer, and their families. We support South Australian families, as well as families from the Northern Territory and country Victoria and New South Wales, whose child receives treatment in Adelaide. Our goal is to be able to provide vital support to every child with cancer, and their family, in Australia.
Support and services are delivered by trained Psychologists and Counsellors and are free of charge for every family. Support is tailored to meet the individual needs of each family; ongoing from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond and is for the entire family - the child with cancer, siblings, parents, grandparents and extended family.
Key services and support include daily hospital visits, individual counselling, sibling support, education support, accommodation for country families, respite accommodation for all families, bereavement support, child minding services, wheelchair loans, financial assistance and family support packs.
The Childhood Cancer Association receives no government funding, therefore relying solely on the generosity of the community to provide vital services and support to families at their most difficult time.
Thank you for your generous support. You are truly making a difference in the lives of children with cancer, and their families.