In response to COVID-19, our Nanny Angel Network Program for Children went virtual to ensure that we could safely support all of our families during rolling lockdown restrictions and measures. For approximately four hours a week, our fully screened and trained Virtual Nanny Angel volunteers engage kids in fun age-appropriate activities online that equip them with skills to handle their mom’s cancer journey while also building healthy coping techniques.
Moms wear many hats. They’re heroes, caregivers and teachers. When a mom has cancer fulfilling these roles becomes more challenging. When the pandemic hit NAN created the Homework Club, a virtual program that provides children with a homework buddy to guide, encourage and help them problem solve to build routine and confidence. For two hours every week, our Homework Angel volunteers engage kids in one-on-one virtual support to help them overcome learning obstacles and encourage a positive work ethic. This gives moms time to rest and focus on their well-being.
With rolling school closures kids are at home full-time, which can be challenging for moms to keep up with while also focusing on their cancer journey. Fun in a Box is a monthly activity box delivered right to the door. It includes age-appropriate creative and engaging activities designed by our Child Life Specialist team to provide stimulation for kids while developing their emotional intelligence in an effort to help them manage their worries in a healthy way. For two hours a week, Activity Angel volunteers engage kids in age-appropriate virtual play so moms can take the time to rest and focus on their well-being.
Cancer is scary, confusing and difficult to navigate on your own. Our weekly Virtual Cancer Support Group, hosted by an experienced and registered nurse, provides a safe space for moms with cancer where they can share their experiences, ask questions and build supportive relationships. By coming together, they are able to benefit from the expert advice of a counsellor and shared experiences as they navigate the emotional and physical aspects of their cancer journey.
To learn more about our programs please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 4167300025 x 2.