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    CHILDHOOD CANCER SUPPORT

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    CHILDHOOD CANCER SUPPORT

    For families, by familiesProviding families affected by childhood cancer with a home since 1975.Read More
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    CHILDHOOD CANCER SUPPORT

    For families, by familiesWhen your child has cancer, the whole family has cancer.Help us ease the burden
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    CHILDHOOD CANCER SUPPORT

    For families, by familiesWe take care of everything else, so you can focus on beating cancer.Join the fight today

FOR FAMILIES, BY FAMILIES

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.

 

Herston Accommodation

11 Bramston Terrace, Herston QLD 4006

Cancer treatment can last for up to several months or, in some cases, years. Childhood Cancer Support’s four residential, self-contained facilities can give your family a home away from home while your child receives treatment.

Southside Accommodation

87 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Even when the long-term treatment is over and your family has returned home, you might need somewhere to stay during your short return trips to Brisbane for check appointments and post-treatment. Situated just around the corner from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Childhood Cancer Support provides the perfect short-term solution.

Transport and other facilities

Childhood Cancer Support understands that getting around Brisbane can be challenging. That’s why we provide the following Monday to Friday, free transport service for CCS and other oncology families.

When your child has cancer, everything else takes the back seat.

Help is what we’re here for.

Watch the Hodge’s story, and how we helped them through their battle with childhood cancer.

 

Frequently asked questions

Click on the questions below to find out the answers.


Our accommodation facilities are open to any family who have to travel at least 50kms to Brisbane, where their child is receiving cancer treatment at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital or Royal Brisbane Hospital.

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PTSS stands for the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme. Administered by Queensland Health, Assistance may be provided towards your travel and accommodation costs. To find out more information about PTSS, contact your hospital social worker or check out the Queensland Health information brochure here.

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Childhood Cancer Support prides itself on offering no cost accommodation. Our transport services, “staying social” support, events, and other facilities (e.g. laundry, gym access) are entirely free to use. These extra services are also on offer to all families who have children with cancer, no matter where they’re from (in other words, we can help Brisbane families to).

Initial diagnosis, for many, is one of the hardest parts of the journey – but the most important thing to know is that you are not alone. Aside from taking advantage of our accommodation facilities, Childhood Cancer Support has many other services that you may find helpful. Check out our Staying Social page, or read the stories from our past families, to connect with others who are going through a similar journey; utilise our transport services to help you get around town; look after your emotional wellbeing by utilising our creative health services, and our staff can provide you with contact details in regards to counselling or support services available. If you have further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Childhood Cancer Support office on (07) 3252 4719.

For many families, returning home and getting back to normality can be quite a daunting reality. Often, having spent so long away from home, it can feel like you’ll never settle back in again. Please rest assured that you are not alone in feeling this way. Childhood Cancer Support has a wide regional network of families who have gone through exactly the same thing. Contact us on 07 3844 5000 so that we can connect you to your local support network.

Yes, all units across our accommodation facilities are air-conditioned.

First of all, thank you for expressing interest in assisting our cause! We love welcoming new supporters to the fray. Check out our Fundraise for Childhood Cancer Support page to see how you can get involved.


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Dollars buys a special gift for a child at the Childhood Cancer Support annual Family Christmas Party
Dollars fuels our transport vans for one week

Dollars covers the cost of one family's attendance at Camp Crystal

Dollars covers the monthly costs of one family living in one of our units.

Our Families

OUR SUPPORTERS

Childhood Cancer Support is extremely privileged to receive the generosity,
time and support from multiple fantastic organisations, schools, community groups and businesses.
We simply could not do what we do without them.

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