Advocating for TLC for Kids
See things through their eyes...
In order to help others understand what we do here at TLC for Kids, you might ask them to imagine the nightmare scenario of a child being rushed to hospital. Encourage them to empathise not just with the sick child, but with his or her distressed parents and family as well….
…This is when TLC for Kids enters the scene. If a healthcare professional identifies a need for more practical or emotional support, we are there in an instant. Uniquely, we have no waiting lists, and we respond within the first critical 24 – 48 hours, if not within the hour. We are Australia’s only emergency response charity for distressed kids in hospitals, and their families.
No detail is too trivial or simple when supporting people through this traumatic process, from medical distraction, to transport costs, to something as simple as toiletries (which may have been left behind in the rush).
We hope that you and your loved ones never have to face this. But, if you do, TLC for Kids is working constantly in the background to support sick kids and their families in some way.
The Power of a Story…
Real life stories can resonate in a way that very little else can. Please feel free to read some of our powerful, heartwarming stories to get an idea of the ways in which we have helped children in the past.