For families with a child who has a terminal or life limiting illness.
Duration: 5 to 7 days Cost: Free for Family (funded by external donations) Available Location: Gold Coast
Please Note: as of June 2017, there is a waiting list for this program.
The Paradise Kids Illness Support Holiday Program was established in April 2009, offering families from rural and remote areas, and other parts of Australia who have a child with a terminal or life limiting illness an opportunity to enjoy a Gold Coast holiday from 5 to 7 days. During their stay, the child and the family are offered counselling and support to help them understand their feelings about the illness and the limits it places on their life.
The program includes:
- Counselling and Support for the parents.
- Illness Support Program for the child with the illness.
- Support Programs for siblings of the child.
The Paradise Kids Illness Support Program is held in our Living Well House a beautiful, relaxing coastal inspired home reflecting the Gold Coast ethos and lifestyle. The family will enjoy having time to experience the beauty of the Gold Coast, with its many recreational facilities.
If you would like to know more about the Illness Support Holiday Program or if you know of a family that meets the criteria then please contact us for a confidential discussion on (07) 5574 6853
Families can be referred by their supporting organisation who can complete the attached Application Form and return:
Fax: 07 5563 3139
Paradise Kids Illness Support Holiday Program
PO Box 1290, Runaway Bay QLD 4216