Unwavering Support.

First offered in West Michigan in 1995, the James B. Fahner MD Pediatric Hospice program is now available to families throughout the state, providing an experienced team of pediatric-trained staff to care for terminally ill children and their families. The program offers comfort care, nursing, spiritual care, emotional support and grief support. 

A Range of Services.
An Anchor of Support.

Available to children from birth to young adulthood, the program provides:
  • Symptom management
  • Social, emotional, and spiritual support
  • Access to community resources
  • Decision-making assistance
  • Palliative/comfort care education
  • Sibling support
  • Music and pet therapy
  • Individualized bereavement services
  • Volunteer support

A Personal Story

Below, Heather and Matt Mekkes remember their daughter, Bailey, and “the journey that no one wants to take.”

Getting In Touch.

When its hardest, we’re here. To learn more, or see if your child is eligible for any of our programs, simply call our helpful staff at 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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