Families

BELIEVE YOUR CHILD DESERVES TO BELONG?
YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

WE TREAT KIDS LIKE TEAMMATES.

Achieving therapeutic outcomes through personalized game plans.

Children living with serious and chronic illnesses grow up differently. While their diagnoses may be very different, they share a common tendency to be isolated as a result of ongoing treatment and medical trauma. Even the strongest children, best parents, and most world-class hospitals need help ensuring kids establish the emotional connections that matter. Team IMPACT exists because no sick child should be sidelined by sickness. Our unique clinical model uses a personalized game plan to match your child with a college athletic team in their hometown or near where they’re being treated. Your family becomes true members of the team for at least two years as your child develops crucial skills and lifelong friendships.

APPLY AS A FAMILY

Short Term Outcomes

After participating in Team IMPACT for one season/year:

  • Children demonstrate progress towards their individual milestones.
  • Parents report their children have positively connected with their teams and feel a sense of belonging.

Long Term Outcomes

After participating in Team IMPACT for two seasons/years:

  • Children have an improved quality of life as demonstrated through their increased optimism, confidence and sense of belonging.
  • Families feel connected and supported, giving them a sense of normalcy and experience an overall lessening of stress for the entire family unit.

Overall Program Outcomes

Through Team IMPACT, each child should experience a true sense of belonging, bringing with it:

  • Empowerment: Confidence / Autonomy / Independence
  • Normalization: Identity Development / Social Development / Joy
  • Health Promotion: Physical Activity / Healthy Eating / Compliance with Medical Treatment
  • Resilience: Coping Skills / Optimism / Hope / Future Orientation

 

A CLINICAL APPROACH.
A TWO-YEAR PROGRAM.

Children with chronic or life-threatening illness are repeatedly exposed to trauma. By providing Upwards of 20 million kids face serious or chronic illness and none should be forced to the sidelines. Only Team IMPACT tackles the social isolation commonly associated with childhood sickness by connecting them with college athletic teams through a two-year therapeutic program—forming lifelong bonds and life-changing outcomes.

LEARN HOW IT WORKS

 

 

OUTREACH & MATCHING

Not just making any match. Making the perfect match!

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

Clinically-informed support ensures that everyone wins.

MAKING AN IMPACT

Therapeutic outcomes are achieved in a non-therapeutic setting.

ATTAINING INDEPENDENCE

Graduating from the program with a sense of empowerment, normalization, health promotion, and resilience.

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With your help, we harness the power of team to build long-lasting relationships that deliver little does of hope and joy in the form of high-fives and handshakes. Your donation can make a huge impact.

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