managed by Katja Mainusch
Over 40,000 children and teenagers in Germany are affected by a terminal or life-limiting medical condition. The local Children’s and Youth Hospice Mitteldeutschland in Tambach-Dietharz provides affected families with the opportunity to move in together at the hospice for up to 28 days per year. The integral care concept doesn’t just provide compassionate and optimal care for the sick child, it rather supports the whole family. Such “relief-stays” strengthen the whole family. They give affected parents new strength to cope with the often very extensive around the clock care the sick child needs and it supports healthy siblings as well. Over 40 full time staff and numerous volunteers are currently working there. This charitable organization is heavily dependent upon donations to maintain its important service. Over 1.000 affected families from all over Germany have been using offered services since the Children’s and Youth Hospice was opened in November of 2011.