Pediatric Resources at the Patient and Family Resource Centers

Blum Pediatric Resource Room

The Betty Ann Blum and Marjorie Blum Pediatric Resource Room provides a comfortable place for kids and parents to learn about childhood cancer, access free cancer-related resources, and find support programs. Located in the Jimmy Fund Clinic on the third floor of Dana-Farber’s Dana building, the resource room can be an enjoyable place to visit during a clinic appointment. We offer daily activities for pediatric patients and their families. Stop by to visit our staff and volunteers. We are here to help.


Resources for Families

  • Access to programs and services at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s
  • Caregiver Corner (resources for caregivers)
  • Educational books and brochures
  • Information and applications for community organizations
  • Resources for newly diagnosed patients 

Support Programs for Pediatric Patients and Families

  • B.E.A.D.S and B.E.A.D.S for Sibs program
  • Cooking classes
  • Creative arts activities
  • Games and iPads to use while in clinic
  • College scholarship information and care package program
  • Groups for Jimmy Fund Clinic patients
  • Lending library and seasonal book club
  • Music therapy
  • Noodle Caboodle (resources for coping with hair loss)
  • Resources and tools to cope with treatment and side effects

If you have questions about the Blum Pediatric Resource Room, please email or call 617-632-3900.

The Hale Center at Boston Children's Hospital

At Boston Children's Hospital, inpatient pediatric patients and their family members can visit the Hale Family Center for Families. Services include:

  • Accommodations: Patient Family Housing Program and ICU Sleep Spaces
  • Call center: Facilitates communication between community-based physicians and Boston Children's Hospital physicians
  • Activity space and library: Books on medical and developmental topics, as well as children's, teen, and adult books; videos; and games
  • Clothing closet: Offers donated supplies for patients and families with a clinical referral
  • Computer/print/copy/fax/scan, video phone, and phone-charging station: Internet-accessible computers and phones for relaxation, work, and the creation of care pages
  • Family partnerships: Family Advisory Council, Family-to-Family Program, and Teen Advisory Committee
  • Lactation Support Program: Breastfeeding assessment, evaluation, education, and support
  • Parking programs: Parking assistance for income-eligible inpatient families
  • Pawprints: Visits from dogs for a healthy, fun diversion from the hospital routine
  • Playground: Rents basketballs to patient families and provides directions to playgrounds within Boston Children's walls and surroundings
  • Puerto Rico Program: Provides information and resources to patients and families from Puerto Rico

The Back-to-School Program

Returning to school can be an emotional experience; our Back-to-School Program is designed to ease your child's transition back to the classroom.


Dana-Farber Care Card

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