Country Hope is dedicated to developing support programs and services, in response to the needs of country families, advice from medical practitioners and other professionals.
Country Hope understands the special needs of country families and we've developed year round support programs and services that address the needs of the entire family.
Country Hope provides practical, emotional and financial assistance to families caring for a child with cancer of other life threatening illness. If you are in need of assistance please contact your local Family Liaison Officer or the family assistance line on 1800 007 880
FAMILY CARE PROGRAM
Country Hope Family support programs aim to improve the lives of Country Kids. Our programs provide each child and their family with the individual support they need whilst caring for a child who has been diagnosed with cancer or other life threatening illnesses. We offer specifically tailored financial, practical and emotional support throughout the child’s journey.
HOSPITAL CARE PROGRAM
Our specialised family liaison team offer in hospital visits during the child stay to provide the family with the best quality support. We take the time to listen, provide strategies for coping and can assist the family to access the financial support and services they need.
SPECIAL HOLIDAYS FOR FAMILIES
Holidays can be often impossible when you are caring for a child with a life threatening illness. Country Hope can assist eligible families to access family holiday accommodation to get that family holiday that can make all the difference.
When caring for a child with a life threatening illness it can be difficult to make ends meet. Depending on the level of care your child requires you may find that you need to leave work to care for them. If this is the case how do you afford to live? There is still all your financial commitment to meet but in addition to those you have to take into account your child’s medical costs, medications, expensive equipment, dressings, travel and accommodation costs, as well as any additional therapies needed.
Our Family Support Programs include:
Through these support programs and services developed in response to family needs, Country Hope strives to reduce the stresses that surround a family with a child diagnosed with cancer or other life threatening illnesses by extending a caring hand of assistance.