Childhood Cancer Support is a not-for-profit organisation who, for the past 40 years, has been dedicated to providing families affected by childhood cancer with a place to live that looks and feels like home. Childhood Cancer Support is a family focused charity, founded by a dedicated group of parents who realised there was an urgent need to provide a safe and family-focused environment for regional families whilst their child undergoes life-saving cancer treatment in Brisbane.
Childhood Cancer Support primarily supports regional families who find it difficult to access affordable accommodation while their child is undergoing treatment. The average stay for our families is approximately a demanding and challenging 6-10 months.
Most families are rarely able to get home during their treatment period. By providing the families with accommodation, this reduces the burden and related stress experienced by families during this critical time. Our accommodation facilities and support also opens up opportunities for families and friends to visit and contribute love and support.
By sticking to a no-cost policy, Childhood Cancer Support seeks to remove the emotional and financial stress of living away from home. We provide stability to the lives of children diagnosed with cancer and their families through the provision of not only accommodation but also financial assistance and other social activities for the whole family.
Over the years, thousands of families from Queensland and other states have been assisted by Childhood Cancer Support while their children received treatment in Brisbane. We provide families with a community that cares, because we recognise that this is a battle that cannot be fought alone.