Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois

Almost Home Kids

Mission
Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois provides a bridge from hospital to home for children with medical complexities by educating and empowering families with the training, skills and confidence needed to care for their child at home; coordinating all the community-based medical and social services the child and family will need; and providing respite care when needed in a home-like setting.

Vision
Almost Home Kids envisions a day when every family, every community and every child with medical complexities has access to the transitional care, and unsurpassed standards of AHK.

Community Events
Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is fortunate to benefit from community events organized by individuals, school children, local service organizations and businesses. The funds and supplies collected benefit children and families locally. Events can include anything from a golf outing, 5K run/walk or other sporting event to a bake sale, car wash or party with a purpose. When you plan an event, you are giving children a better future.

Almost Home Kids is a short-term community-based, pediatric healthcare facility that brings together medical professionals, recreational volunteers, community providers, sponsors, donors, friends, corporate and civic partners.

What We Do

  • Educate and empower families with training, skills and confidence needed to care for their child in their own home. 
  • Coordinate all community-based medical and social services the child and family will need.
  • Provide respite care when needed in a home-like setting.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are an integral part of the daily function of Almost Home Kids. Whether you are interested in playing with children, assisting with administrative tasks or helping with house projects, we have something for you. A full description of our volunteer opportunities and requirements can be found on our website. Please visit osfhealthcare.org/childrens/services/almost-home-kids/volunteer-opportunities.

Philanthropic Support
We rely on the philanthropic support of the community to make our house a home. All cash and in-kind donations directly benefit the children and families who are served by Almost Home Kids in Peoria.
If you would like information about ways your school, church, service organization or business can get involved, please email cheryl.a.murin@osfhealthcare.org or visit the OSF Children’s Hospital website at osfchildrenshospital.org/almosthomekids.


Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois
5200 N. Hamilton Road
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 573-0700
osfhealthcare.org/childrens
cheryl.a.murin@osfhealthcare.org

Facebook: @OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois