Hope Loves Company is a unique non profit dedicated to providing both emotional and educational support to the children and yound adults who had or have a loved one battling ALS.
Camp HLC is a three day overnight retreat which provides a safe haven for children and teens to simply have fun, be challenged through team building exercises, meet other children who are in the same situation, make new friends and feel supported.
What is ALS? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. It gradually affects a person's ability to walk, talk, eat and eventually breathe. 85% of patients have children. Hope Loves Company provides all programs free-of-charge thanks to the support of donors. Along with weekend retreats (Camp HLC), other services include: Hugs of Hope care packages, a Young Ambassador program and free resources.
A short but thorough list with suggestions on how to explain death to children.