Eligibility and Attendance
It is our goal to bring respite to families who have a seriously ill child. Call or email today to determine if Dream Day services are a good fit for your family or your potential referring family.
Family Eligibility and Attendance Policy
Dream Day welcomes seriously ill children and their families and is proud to serve the spectrum of diagnoses.
To be eligible for acceptance into Dream Day, a child [age 18 & under] must have a serious illness or a severe chronic medical condition that significantly affects their day-to-day existence. To be considered medically eligible for the program, a child must have a medical illness or condition that falls within one of the following categories:
- Applicant has a life threatening medical illness
- Condition significantly restricts mobility
- Pain and discomfort from the condition cannot be controlled or surgically repaired
- Condition requires significant and ongoing medical treatment
- Condition is progressive
- If the condition is not progressive, it must be current
Referrals come from a variety of sources: hospitals, clinics, schools, pediatricians and other health care providers, social workers, case managers, rehabilitation centers, and more. Parent-caregiver networks are also a great source for support information. Additionally, we welcome self-referrals. Call or email today to determine if Dream Day services are a good fit for your family or your potential referring family.
Dream Day makes it a priority to reach new families on a continual basis. Service to Cape & Islands families is a priority as well. In order to meet the varied needs of our local families we also offer day options. Contact us to find out what the best fit for your family might be!