Contact us

We are happy to provide you with further information about Kid Support.

If you are interested in registering your child for a program, sponsoring a program site, would like more information about facilitator training, or just want to learn about Kid Support and our future plans, please complete our feedback form or contact:

Kid Support
2859 Central Street
Suite 276
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: 847-869-1323
Fax: 847-869-7807

The Kid Support feedback form will provide us with your contact information and let us know more about your interest in the program. That way, we can get back to you with the information most relevant and useful to you.

What we do

Kid Support understands that cancer strikes the family, not just the patient. The anxiety and isolation that many children experience when a parent has cancer take their toll on children’s family relationships, friendships, schoolwork, and even on children’s long-range life plans.

Kid Support programming is specifically designed to address the psychological and social needs of children who have a parent or other family member going through treatment for cancer.

Facilitators trained in the Kid Support program use a variety of art activities, poems, stories, cartoons, and games to help children feel safe to ask questions, express difficult feelings, and share common experiences. Is cancer contagious? Who will take care of me? Is it my fault? What is chemotherapy? Children get answers to these and many other questions in Kid Support groups.

Kid Support programming is based on research documenting the stressors that parental cancer poses for children, and upon recent developments in coping theory. It was developed in consultation with professionals in the Chicago area who helped to pioneer programming for children with cancer in the family.

Kid Support programming is based on extensive research about children’s reactions to cancer in the family. We encourage you to learn more about our research and credentials.

Kid support

Welcome to the web site for Kid Support. We are a nonprofit, charitable organization that helps children cope when a parent or other family member has cancer, by providing access to high-quality, adult-led peer support programming. There is no fee for Kid Support programs.

Whether you’re a young person looking for answers, a parent looking for resources or just looking to become more involved in our program, we encourage you to browse our site and contact us with questions or for any additional information.