Mended Little Hearts is a support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease, and is dedicated to inspiring hope in those who care for the littlest heart patients of all. Mended Little Hearts offers resources and a caring support network as families find answers and move forward to find healing and hope.
Partnering with hospitals to provide several programs, Mended Little Hearts connects families in crisis with other parents who have survived the shock of learning a child has a heart problem, navigated the maze of medical decisions and procedures, and mapped out a plan for the future:
- Group Meetings:Monthly support groups help parents understand that they are not alone and that there is hope. Many of our meetings include educational speakers to connect parents with the resources they need to care for their child. Members listen, share their experiences, and discuss issues that impact the family.
- Social Events: Periodic social events bring members and supporters together and offer a safe setting for children with heart defects to connect with one another.
- Hospital Visiting:Accredited volunteers make on-site visits to parents whose children have been diagnosed with heart defects or are undergoing treatment.
- Care packages: Bags containing packets of health information and brochures, toiletries and other hospital necessities are provided to families with children in the hospital.
Mended Little Hearts of Sacramento meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 7:00 pm. at UC Davis Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care building, 4860 Y Street, Suite 1600 on the 3rd floor. Children are welcome to come. Please bring your children. We will try to have activities for them to color, or play with. Please call or email the coordinator if you have any questions. Please also email the coordinator if you will be bringing your child/children so we can have enough activities for the kids.
Mended Little Hearts. Little hearts hold big hopes.