The Kids Crew program is trained Alliance For Children volunteers who are assisting with abused/neglected children at Cook Children’s Medical Center.
At times when a child is severely injured or neglected and requires hospitalization, the parents are often denied access to the child. This results in the child often being alone, which is where the Kids Crew comes in. These volunteers with the Kids Crew are able to go sit with these children!
Volunteers are able to hold them (if age appropriate), feed them, sing to them, take them to the play rooms, give them a ride in a wagon, etc. Volunteers are able to give these children some love and attention they so desperately need. At times, we have children in the hospital for a few days or even a few weeks. Volunteers sign up based on their availability.
We do ask volunteers to commit to at least a two hour shift when signing up. It is common for a volunteer to bond with a particular child and sign-up to go back with the same child!!