There’s No Place Like This Home
The Darling Home for Kids is the only place of its kind in Canada providing a continuum of care in respite, residential and hospice palliative services to children with complex medical needs and their families.
For our families, respite is a necessity, not an option. Children stay with us for a day, a weekend, or a full week, while caregivers get a break to rest, recharge and spend time with their other children.
Our Residential Program offers extended care to children who require more support than is available to them in their home environment. In partnership with other agencies, children live at our Home full time and receive comprehensive care.
While some children beat the odds to survive, others have to leave the world far too soon. In those circumstances, we do everything we can to fill their final days with peace, comfort and quality time with those who love them.
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
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.
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
“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.”
“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!