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Support Groups & Services

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 more information.

Cancer Support

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

Cardiac Support Group

Mended Little Hearts, a nationwide organization, empowers families affected by congenital heart disease through a caring support network. Click here for more information.

Child Life Services

A variety of services to help patients and families cope with the hospital experience. Click here for more 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 or call 858-966-5988.


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