In January 2018, the Children’s Service Board announced a new fundraising pledge: a two-year, $2.5 million commitment to Lurie Children’s Department of Family Services. The department is funded entirely through philanthropy, and includes a number of essential programs that help normalize the hospital experience and help speed healing by letting kids be kids. Family Services includes such professionals as child life specialists, social workers, art and music therapists, teachers, non-denominational chaplains, interpreters and activity coordinators. Special spaces include the treatment-free Family Life Center, home of the in-house Skylight TV channel, the Cubs Classroom, an infant and toddler playroom, a teen lounge and an art room. Most importantly, Family Services aligns with clinical teams to provide the best possible care and experience for patients and their families.
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If you have questions, please contact Ilana Lerman at iLerman@luriechildrens.org or 312.227.7305.