Resources

 

Complementary Care Providers and Places in Washington, DC

Click here to download a regularly updated contact sheet of local yoga studios; acupuncture and meditation centers; energy healers; and more.

Family-Friendly Pharmacies

Click here to download a contact sheet of family-friendly pharmacies that are familiar with medications for children with complex medical conditions.

 
 
 

Early Childhood Development Programs in Washington, DC

The Federal Government and local governments provide free services that can help your child achieve her/his developmental goals. Click here if you are concerned about how your child is reaching various developmental milestones, and want information on how you can request a free evaluation and possibly qualify for support at home or at your child's school.

Eliana's Light Constellation Kits

Eliana's Light will develop a tailored Light Constellation Kit for each family whose application for support is approved. This Light Constellation Kit will be developed based on the family's interests and needs; and include complementary care ingredients such as an essential oil, tips on how to mediate, a yoga mat, and a healthy meal. A volunteer will deliver the Light Constellation Kit to the family. Click here to learn more.

 
 

Recommendations

Other Organizations You May Want to Contact for Different Kinds of Support

  • Claire's Place Foundation: To provide heart felt help to children and young adults diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, as well as their families, for the purpose of improving their quality of life.  They hope to accomplish this by heightening awareness and providing education, skills, financial and emotional support. www.clairesplacefoundation.org
  • The Wholehearted Foundation: To provide short-term spiritual, financial, relationship, and program awareness support that makes a long-term impact for “heart families” whose child(ren) receive cardiac care at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. www.wholeheartedfoundation.org
  • Erika Kate Hope Alliance: To help ease the emotional, spiritual and financial burdens borne by parents of children with life-threatening heart disease. www.erikakate.org
  • Hope Marietta Foundation: To raise money and awareness for Congenital Heart Defects through community involvement, fundraising events, and service projects directly benefiting local children. www.hopemariettafoundation.com.
  • Air Charity Network: To provide access for people in need who are seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis. www.aircharitynetwork.org
  • Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation: To increase awareness, accelerate research, and advance education on pediatric cardiomyopathy. www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org
  • Songs of Love: To provide personalized uplifting songs, free of charge, for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges. www.songsoflove.org
  • Washington Regional Transplant Community: To respond to every potential organ, tissue and eye donation. www.beadonor.org
  • Children's Organ Transplant Association: To provide fundraising assistance and family support to children and young adults who need a life-saving organ transplant. www.cota.org
  • Help Hope Live: To support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. www.helphopelive.org
  • Holistic Moms Network: To connect parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. www.holisticmoms.org
  • Make a Wish Foundation: To grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. www.makeawish.org
  • Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation: To provide exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families. www.believeintomorrow.org
  • Casey Cares Foundation: To provide ongoing and uplifting programming to critically ill children and their families (including siblings!). www.caseycares.org
  • Mortgage Bankers Association: To provide mortgage and rental assistance grants to families in need. www.mba.org/who-we-are/the-mba-foundation/apply-for-a-grant
  • Hope for Henry Foundation: Reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care. www.hopeforhenry.org
  • Preemies Today: To advocate for the needs of families experiencing a premature birth. www.preemiestoday.org
  • The Lollipop Kids Foundation: To combat social stigmas, ease the financial burden placed on families that have children with disabilities, offer emotional support, and provide a brief respite so that every child with a disability has access to a hope and a future. www.lollipopkidsfoundation.org

Meditation CDs You Can Purchase or download

* Still Quiet Place's meditation CD's for children and adults: www.stillquietplace.com

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