Pediatric Resources at the Patient and Family Resource Centers

The Betty Ann Blum and Marjorie Blum Pediatric Resource Room

Located on the third floor of the Dana building, the Blum Pediatric Resource Room — with resources for parents, and activities and iPads for children and teens — serves parents and families of children receiving care at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. For information and questions, please call 617-632-3900.


The Hale Center at Children's Hospital

At 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 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 Program: Parking assistance for income-eligible inpatient families
  • Pawprints Program: Visits from dogs, for a healthy, fun diversion from 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 patient 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

Make cashless purchases for food and services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with this reloadable spending card.