The mission of Josh Cares is to provide companionship and comfort to children enduring lengthy hospitalizations without a family member who is able to be with them consistently. Josh Cares Child Life Specialists serve as surrogates for, and links to, the families
who would be by their children's sides if they could.
Please take a moment to view our video to gain a better understanding of the important work that we do:
While we at Josh Cares are very proud of our efforts to ensure that children do
not have to face their time in the hospital alone, there remain far too many times
when we are not able to help.
At current staffing levels, our Child Life Specialists mostly cover weekday shifts—a
critical time when patients are often enduring frightening and/or painful medical
procedures for which they need support to cope. But we know we need to provide
even more time each day with our patients, whether they are facing an immediate
crisis or not.
We urgently need your help so that we can provide more coverage during the evening
hours between dinner and bedtime and throughout long weekends. The team is currently
restructuring their weekly schedules to improve coverage during these long and
lonely hours. In the long term, we know we need to hire several additional Child
Life Specialists so that we can be there to support these children during any waking
moment we are needed. We can only do this with increased support from the community.
Download our most recent newsletter to read more about our Child Life Specialists, our patients, events, and volunteer opportunities!
Amy McGrory, Senior Josh Cares
Child Life Specialist
2014 Cincinnati Business Courier
Health Care Hero Award Winner-Provider Category
> Chain of Love Holiday Display and Celebration
2013 Chain of Love raised $15,000 to fund 750 hours on individualized care for our patients!
The Chain of Love is the Josh Cares Student Advisory Council's (https://joshcares.worldsecuresystems.com/our-student-advisory-council) signature service project--entirely planned and imple.. Click here.
> Fire and Ice: A Gourmet Affair Latin Style
The 9th Annual Fire and Ice event for Josh Cares was a smashing success!
Presented by Brower Insurance, this year's event raised over $100,000 this past April to support the Josh Cares Child Life Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
200 guests attended Fir.. Click here.
> Josh Cares Golf Outing
Glorious fall weather, friendly volunteers, a championship golf course and great food and beverages set the scene for a perfect day for the 4th Annual Josh Cares Golf Outing on September 18th at Terrace Park CC. Thanks to generous sponsors, a sold out field, and fantastic live auction items, t.. Click here.
> Food Truckin' for Josh Cares
The 2nd Annual Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares: Presented by General Mills and Kroger was twice as successful this year over last-raising over $33,000! An estimated 1,500 people converged upon Fountain Square for the lunchtime event, where they enjoyed cuisine from 10 diverse trucks. Foodie.. Click here.
For Hospitalized Children Who Are Alone
The Josh Cares vision is to ensure that no medically ill child feels alone and afraid while hospitalized.
Josh Cares, Inc.
PO Box 43295
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Phone: 513-459-1911 Contact Us