CARE & Candlelighters

Any Baby Can provides support navigating health services and resources so that no family goes through their journey with childhood illness alone.

Supporting Families Through Childhood Illness

Life-changing events like cancer and other medical diagnoses can cause financial and emotional distress on a family.

Any Baby Can supports families in navigating resources and connecting to community programs.

Supporting Families Through Childhood Illness

Life-changing events like cancer and other medical diagnoses can cause financial and emotional distress on a family.

Any Baby Can supports families in navigating resources and connecting to community programs.

Supporting Families Through Childhood Illness

Life-changing events like cancer and other medical diagnoses can cause financial and emotional distress on a family.

Any Baby Can supports families in navigating resources and connecting to community programs.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Any Baby Can provides guidance to families with children who have special healthcare needs. Together, we create an effective advocacy team to support the entire family in navigating uncertainty and to take on the challenges ahead.

Our Candlelighters program is specific to childhood cancer and other blood diseases, while CARE (Comprehensive Advocacy and Resources for Empowerment) provides support for a broader range of childhood diagnoses, medical conditions, mental health and developmental needs. Services span from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

We know that raising a child with special health care needs can create caregiver burnout and risk the well-being of families. Any Baby Can prioritizes respite services and hosts respite events to help parents take a break and recharge.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Child must have a chronic illness, physical disability, developmental delay, mental health diagnosis, or cancer
  • Child’s age is 0-20 years
  • Child lives in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Burnet or Bell County

Services

  • Home-based and telehealth medical case management
  • School advocacy and special education information
  • Resource navigation, including insurance options, medical systems and schools
  • Emotional support and coping skills
  • Crisis assistance
  • Respite services funds and respite events
  • Peer and family support groups
  • Community resource information and referrals
  • Emergency preparedness and planning
  • Burial support and grief services
  • Presentations about topics related to children with special health care needs
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Benefits

  • Tools and resources to support your child’s unique health needs
  • Referral for therapies and services
  • Access to medical services and assistive devices
  • Find comfort in having a "medical home"
  • Get connected to appropriate medical care and insurance coverage
  • Emergency planning and preparedness
  • English- and Spanish-speaking case managers are available
  • Free or low-cost
  • 0%
    of clients would recommend our services to another family!

We're here for you.

Our team can help assess if you and your child could benefit from and qualify for medical case management services.

Camp Grey Dove

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the whole family is affected. Siblings may experience feelings of sadness, jealousy and guilt.

Camp Grey Dove is a week-long overnight summer camp which allows siblings to process these emotions and learn coping skills, while fostering fun and friendship in a summer camp setting.

STORIES FROM OUR CLIENTS

Any Baby Can clients share their experience with our family health programs.

"Any Baby Can helped us find the right way to access medical care and medical providers. I feel more confident making calls, accessing information online, contacting my insurance company, participating in the ARD (Admissions, Review and Dismissal) meetings at school."

Rand, Adam’s mom, CARE client

(2019)

"My son loves Camp Grey Dove. We so appreciate giving him a time to feel special and take a break from family stress."

Parent of Camp Grey Dove camper

(2018)

"Me siento más capas de abogar por derechos de mis hijos y entiendo mejor los servicios de la comunidad y ahora se que no estamos solos mi trabajadora de caso a sido una persona increíble en todos los sentidos."

Cliente de CARE

(2019)

"I feel less alone. I have a supportive community of other moms. I am better at asking for what I need and standing up for my family."

Roxana, Alondra’s mom, CARE client

(2019)

"The camp was really fun. It was a relief to be with kids my age who understood what I was going through."

Feysi, Camp Grey Dove camper and volunteer counselor

(2019)

"I was completely overwhelmed. My case manager gave me a manageable process of setting objectives around his care, has maintained a strong and educated connection to my family, and has really made progress possible. I literally don’t know what I would have done without her."

CARE client

(2019)