Programs We Fund

We support and bring awareness to programs and activities that create memories, celebrate life and bring comfort to patients and families. Administered by BJC Hospice professionals and volunteers, along with Friends of Wings volunteers, programs are provided at no charge to families.

Outreach

  • Wings on Wheels (W.O.W.)
    Children can find comfort in dealing with a loss through mobile expressive art and music therapy. W.O.W. brings this program to children where they live, learn and play, and when they see the brightly colored W.O.W. vehicle pull up, they know there are happy moments ahead. More→

  • Organized by Friends of Wings volunteers, we go big and small with Joyful Celebrations to mark special occasions and milestones or simply bring a moment of joy to adult and pediatric hospice patients.  More→

  • The Friends of Wings honor and remember Wings’ patients in a way that lets their families know that no one is forgotten. On the anniversary of a child’s birthday, volunteers fill the family’s lawn with hearts and messages during a “We Remember” sneak surprise.  More→

Support

  • Lumina
    Lumina helps patients and families share their story and create legacy projects for their loved ones, such as memory books and journals; treasure chests; videos and audio recordings; and memory pillows, bears and quilts made from patients’ clothing.
  • Wings
    A specialized team of professionals provide medical care as well as emotional andspiritual support in the home to families with children ages birth to 21 years who are facing a life-limiting illness
  • Evelyn’s House
    The region’s first hospice house providing pediatric care, Evelyn’s House offers a comfortable alternative for those seeking the short-term management of pain and symptoms, respite for caregivers and when care in the home is no longer feasible.
  • Threshhold Portals
    Two support groups for spouse and partner loss that provides a safe, comforting environment to process grief and learn ways to cope.

Grief Camps & Retreats

  • Stepping Stones
    Held at Camp Wyman, Stepping Stones provides three days of therapeutic activities for children ages 6-12 who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
  • Labyrinth
    Labyrinth is a one-day grief retreat for teens that have experienced the death of a family member or friend.
  • Daybreak
    Daybreak is a one-day retreat for couples recovering from the death of a child, providing respite, counseling and the opportunity to find strength in others facing the same grief.
  • Weavings
    An award-winning program, Weavings is a weekend retreat offering mothers who have lost a child emotional release, compassion and support.

For more information on these programs and services, please contact us or visit https://www.bjchospice.org.