Families

Through our program, whole families experience a different kind of healing.

Thousands of children across the county are diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness every day. While childhood illnesses aren’t all the same, the social isolation, medical trauma, and void they can leave in a child’s life are undeniably common. Children battling illness experience increased rates of depression, loneliness, and fear of being different, which can lead to physical, emotional and psychological setbacks untreatable by traditional care. Team IMPACT provides a community where there was isolation, hope where there was despair, boldness where there was insecurity. Together, we champion our courageous heroes.

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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

How we do itProvide a network of support.

Children with chronic or life-threatening illness are repeatedly exposed to trauma. By providing the foundation for children to build safe and supportive relationships, Team IMPACT provides an empowering and future-oriented program to promote healthy social and emotional development.

LEARN ABOUT 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.

Up next: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

MAKE Your IMPACT

Together we can make a difference. Your generous support helps us empower future generations of champions to lead with empathy, inclusion and resiliency.

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