Families & Caregivers Start Here

The Darling Home for Kids provides essential care to families facing the daily challenges of caring for a child with complex medical needs. Children and families receive comprehensive support as they navigate an unfamiliar and challenging world. From respite services where parents and caregivers can take a much-needed mental and physical break, to healthcare navigation and bereavement support, The Darling Home for Kids is here – to help families when they need it the most.

What’s Happening at DHK

Volunteer Dates:

Volunteer Training

Thursday January 25, 2024

Did You Know?

Every day, The Darling Home for Kids is entrusted to care for the most medically complex children. Since opening our doors, we have provided more than 655,000 hours of care to families in need.

Together, with the support of our generous donors, we help our kids forget about the hard things they face in their life and let them just be kids, fully immersed in a space designed especially for them and their medical needs.

+70,000 children

In Ontario have been classified as medically complex. A number that grows year over year.

655,000 hours of care

Since 2004, we have provided more than 655,000 hours of care to families in need.

The 1st hospice

We were the first paediatric hospice built in Ontario.

90+ support sessions

More than 90 contacts made last year to help struggling parents.

Hear From Our Families

Diana Katherine’s Mom

“The Darling Home for Kids has been my saving grace. This amazing place provides me with a break from the physical and emotional weight of full-time caregiving. It provides me with a place where I know I can safely leave Katherine; where she will be cared for, loved and have a ton of fun. Those much-needed moments of respite, especially the overnight stays, give me a chance to rest my body and mind; regroup, recharge, and be the mom Katherine (and Daniel) deserve.”

Lynn Mark's Sister

“When I found out my brother was able to stay at The Darling Home for Kids, my heart was filled with so much happiness because I knew this was his last home. It made sense. It was perfect, a beautiful Home, filled with amazing people who could remind him he was loved.”

Join Our Team!

Working at The Darling Home for Kids is more than just a job; it’s joining a group of dedicated professionals who are devoting their careers to making a difference in the lives of families facing the daily challenges of caring for a child with complex medical needs. Join us!

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