Support-GroupAt Rady Children’s, family-centered care means taking care of patients, parents and family members through a wide array of support groups and services.

Bereavement Support

A variety of support groups to help families through the bereavement process. Click here for information.

Cancer Support

A variety of support groups to help patients, siblings and families from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Click here for information.

Cardiac Support Group

A parent support group that meets at the Ronald McDonald House Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Rady Children’s physicians and staff often make presentations. For more information, call 858-576-1700, ext. 5799 or email lespino@rchsd.org.

Child Life Services

A variety of services to help patients and families cope with the hospital experience. Click here for information.

Family Advisory Council

A group composed of family members of patients and Hospital staff that provides feedback and guidance to Rady Children’s staff. Click here for more information.

Helen Bernardy Center Parent-to-Parent Support

A program in which parents of children currently residing at the Center provide support to parents of newly admitted children. This support system provides new parents with an opportunity to gain insight from a parent’s perspective on what they may expect during their child’s stay and how to seek or gain resources to help support their child.

Most importantly, the program provides the parent with a liaison/advocate in working with the multiple agencies and healthcare systems designed to meet their medically fragile child’s ongoing needs. For more information, call 858-966-5833 and ask for the social worker.

Liam’s Fund for Neurosurgery

A parent-run fundraising and support group. For locations, times and dates, visit www.liamsfund.com or call 858-966-5988.

The Trans Plants

A support and educational group for patients 0-21 years old who have received or may receive a kidney or liver transplant. Families are always welcome.

The group meets quarterly (April, July, October, December) on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in the Ronald McDonald House conference room. A holiday party is held in December.