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About Very Special Kids

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What we do

Very Special Kids provides holistic palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and tailored support for their families – through life, death and bereavement.

Our integrated approach includes emotional, clinical and practical support to help improve quality of life and create positive, lasting memories. We understand every child’s experience with a life-limiting condition is unique, and every family requires tailored support specific to their family’s journey.

As Victoria’s only children’s hospice, our free-of -charge services support more than 850 families across Victoria. Our multidisciplinary approach includes clinical care, counselling, sibling support, bereavement support and community activities.

We service the physical, mental and emotional needs of the children and young people in our care, and their families, so they are always supported in the way they need it most.

We need your support

Very Special Kids rely on the generosity of our community to ensure seriously-ill children, young people and their families don’t have to endure their difficult journey alone. Our empathetic and dedicated supporters are the reason sick children and their families have access to comfort, respite and the very best care in the most difficult times.
The 24-Hour Treadmill Challenge is our largest fundraising event and helps raise crucial funds.

To learn more about Very Special Kids please visit vsk.org.au for further information.