Eliana's Light

Supporting families with children who have complex medical conditions by focusing on their whole health and well-being.


Community-based Collaborative C.A.R.E.

Eliana's Light supports families with children who have complex medical conditions by providing a community-based collaborative approach to care that’s focused on whole health and well-being.

We are supporters of integrative and integrated care who empower families while reducing the stress, pain, fear, trauma, anxiety, and depression experienced by many family members. We connect families to resources, information, specialists, and tools while advocating for Integrative Medicine and integrative care services. Throughout our programming, we raise awareness on holistic ways to address physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health.

We have been there; and understand the importance of health care addressing the body, mind, and spirit. Eliana's Light supports children with complex medical conditions and their families, both when they are in the hospital and when they are at home. We go to where the families are.

We aim to relieve caregivers’ feelings of helplessness, which often accompany significant stress and exhaustion. We want caregivers to feel more empowered, balanced, and peaceful so they can most effectively accomplish all they need to while caring for their children. While we can't take away all of the challenges, we want to make the whole family's life experience easier.

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our story

The Ortiz family founded Eliana's Light in honor and loving memory of one of their twin daughters, Eliana Lucia Ortiz.

Integrative health is a state of well-being that reflects aspects of the individual, community, and population. It is affected by 1) individual biological factors and behaviors, social values and public policy; 2) the physical, social, and economic environment; and 3) an integrative health care system that involves the active participation of the individual in the healthcare team in applying a broad spectrum of preventative and therapeutic approaches. Integrative health encourages individuals, social groups, and communities to develop ways of living that promote meaning, resilience, and well-being across the life course.
— The Institute for Integrative Health and the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Medicine