The Darling Home for Kids offers three core programs – respite care, residential care and hospice palliative care – as well as a number of therapeutic programs.


Respite Care

In our respite program, children can stay overnight at the Home, giving their parents a much needed break.  While here, children are cared for by a diverse group of dedicated staff, including qualified nurses who provide the medical support and tender loving care these children require.  During peak service times, we offer a day program to meet the needs of our families.

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Hospice Palliative Care

Our palliative program provides three key services to families.  Our palliative-respite service gives parents a break from the complex routines of caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness.  Our transition to home service helps families adjust from care in hospital to care in their own home, while our end of life program services children who are dying and supports families throughout their grieving  process.  For children in this program, The Darling Home for Kids offers the benefits of a hospital with all the comforts of home.

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Residential Care

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 receive comprehensive care in a place that feels like home.  Whether they stay with us for a month or for years, we strive for each child to reach their full potential.

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Therapeutic Programs

The Darling Home for Kids offers a number of therapeutic programs including music therapy, recreation therapy, pet therapy, hydrotherapy and multi-sensory Snoezelen therapy, all designed to promote well-being and offer unique experiences to the children in our care.

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