In recognition of Pride Month, Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children affirms our obligation to uphold the dignity of all people and dedicate ourselves to take meaningful action to support Every Person. Every Time, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identification or expression.
For our patients and their families…because everyone deserves dignity, respect, and support when facing death and loss.
For our colleagues and volunteers…because everyone deserves to bring their authentic self to this work.


When it’s your child—when it seems like the world has stopped—we’re here. Anchors Programs for Children exists for one reason: to support children and families facing a potentially life-limiting illness. Whether offering a child the comfort of a pediatric nurse, supporting a family’s unique needs, or extending emotional support to loved ones, we never stop finding ways to care. Following a nonprofit mission to serve all no matter what, we’re more than a symbol of support. We’re an anchor when it’s needed most.

James B. Fahner MD
Pediatric Hospice Program

Whether the need is physical, spiritual or emotional, our pediatric-trained staff is prepared to help. Made up of experienced physicians, RNs, social workers, spiritual care advisors, and home health aides, our team works closely with your child’s current doctors, serving your needs at home or in the hospital.

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Perinatal Program

When it’s hardest, we’re here. Anchors Perinatal Program is by your side, bringing industry-leading care and services to parents whose unborn child may be facing a life-threatening or life-limiting condition. Led by a trained pediatric social worker, we work closely with your entire family and current care team to make sure you’re getting the support you need.

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Compass Support Services

For children who face a potentially life-limiting illness, we offer Compass Support Services. This program gives families a wide range of support services while coping with life’s day-to-day challenges. Our pediatric social workers will work directly with your current medical team and treatment plan.


The Impact of Anchors Programs for Children

With a focus on maximizing the quality of life for every child in our care, we are privileged to offer a wide range of pediatric services to families throughout Michigan. The Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, funded through a generous gift from the Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation includes the Compass Support Services, the James B. Fahner MD Pediatric Hospice Program and our Perinatal Program.


Made possible through gifts from Jo Elyn Nyman and the Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation.
We also wish to thank:
  • Amway One-by-One Campaign
  • Art for charlie foundation
  • James and Shirley Balk
  • Karl and Patti Betz
  • Ken and Judy Betz
  • Peter and Patricia Cook
  • Richard and Helen DeVos
  • Thomas and Mickie Fox
  • Charles M. Gates, Jr. Foundation
  • Chris and Lisa Van Allsburg

Get In Touch

To learn more, or to see if your child is eligible, call 888-247-5704.


Make a Donation Today.

Your gift will ensure that terminally and chronically ill children and their families receive the medical, emotional, and social support they need to navigate the roughest of waters.

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