"KIDS in the Kitchen/POWER-UP"

A child living with serious illness in the family faces special challenges.  A household can be in turmoil and parents or caregivers can sometimes feel that they are unable to give children enough attention because of other priorities due to the health crisis. This is especially true when the individual who is ill is a parent or sibling.

Wellwood, in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, is offering a free eight-week program for school-aged children who are living with a serious illness in the family.  One evening a week, children can be supported in a safe, secure and caring environment, meeting others in the same situation.

"Kids in the Kitchen/Power Up" involves healthy and nutritious meal preparation (and sharing) while being helped with homework on a personalized level.

Each session will run for eight weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. There are spaces for 10 children at the beautiful community space at Wellwood.

Staff leaders from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton are screened and experienced in offering quality programming to children. (Both "Kids in the Kitchen" and "Power-Up" have been staples at the B&G clubs for years.) Volunteers involved in children’s programs have all passed a vulnerable sector police check.

SUPERVISED TRANSPORTATION (within Hamilton) is provided thanks to the generosity of our friends at Image Honda & Queenston Chevrolet .

Contact Norma Frankoff at 905-667-8870, or register directly with a social worker in Supportive Care (905-387-9711, ext. 64315) at the Juravinski Cancer Centre.