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Child Life is a free service available to all children, teens, young adults and families at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital. On our campus, we have certified Child Life Specialists who are trained to help children and families cope with health care experiences.

What we do

Using play, education and self-expression, Child Life Specialists promote optimum development. We also provide family and sibling support, as well as, grief services.

To learn more about Child Life, call
(920) 433-8641.

For patients - children and teens

  • Prepare children for medical treatments, tests and procedures
  • Provide distraction, play and support during tests and procedures
  • Provide relaxation techniques to deal with stress
  • Provide support for grief situations
For parents
  • Provide emotional support throughout the journey
  • Offer tips and ideas for supporting children, patient and siblings, such as behavior modification tools, developmental information, and other support as necessary
  • Offer support and advice for families during grief situations

How you can help

We are supported 100% by donations, and all donated items go directly to the children we care for.
Not sure what to donate? Check out our wish list!
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