Tapestries is our supportive program for ill or grieving children, teens, and their families. Through this program our staff provides:

-Supportive services to children with life-threatening illness and their families;
-Parental guidance for parents of children coping with the serious illness of a loved one;
-Education and support for families of children grieving the death of someone close;
-Group support sessions for grieving children and their parents/guardians when enough families are interested in forming a group;
-An extensive library of resource materials which are available for loan.

Following are a few excellent websites of trusted organizations that include comprehensive educational resources for families with children:

The Dougy Center is a nationally acclaimed program of support for grieving children which offers valuable online resources for grieving children, teens, and their families.

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center’s Program: “Parenting at a Challenging Time” offers parental guidance for parents of children coping with a parent’s illness due to cancer. Although this program focuses on cancer, the parenting principles apply to caring for children affected by most serious illnesses.

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization for families of children who are diagnosed with life-threatening illness.

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

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