Support for families
Cardiovascular support groups:
Parents For Heart is a volunteer-directed organization devoted to providing mutual support and education to the parents of children with cardiovascular diseases. For more information about Parents For Heart, visit http://www.parentsforheart.org/ or write:
Parents For Heart of Minnesota, Inc.
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Learn more about other programs available through Children's to support families coping with a variety of diagnoses and conditions.
Family Resource Centers at Children's – Minneapolis
and Children's – St. Paul:
The Family Resource Centers are staffed with supportive, caring professionals who assist families with the many services and amenities available at Children's.
Helpful Web sites:
Congential Heart Information Network
Information, resources, and support for families, adults and professionals.
Wish-granting organization and support community for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Kids With Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders, Inc.
Support, education, and resources for families affected by congenital heart defects and children's acquired heart disorders.
Integrative medicine team:
Children's of Minnesota is a national leader in offering integrative treatment options.
Summer camps for children with heart conditions:
Camp Odayin of Minnesota
Residential camping experience for young people with heart disease.
Very Special Camps Directory
A listing service for camps serving specific populations of children.