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!
> Chain of Love Holiday Display and Celebration
December 14th, 11am-2pm
Newport on the Levee Gallery
The Chain of Love is the Josh Cares Student Advisory Council's signature service project--entirely planned and implemented by students. Schools, youth groups, and other organizations of all ages conduct their.. Click here.
> Fire and Ice: A Gourmet Affair of Japan
An intimate celebration of…Power and Success
WE SOLD OUT!!!
Thanks to all of our generous sponsors, guests and volunteers, the 8th Annual Fire and Ice celebration was our most successful fundraising event ever, raising $110,000 to support over.. Click here.
> Josh Cares Golf Outing
Another great success for the Third Annual Josh Cares Golf Outing, raising $42,000 to support an entire full-time Child Life Specialist position for 2014! Held on September 19th at Terrace Park Country Club, golfers enjoyed a barbecue lunch, 18-hole scramble event with all-inclusive on-cours.. Click here.
> Food Truckin' for Josh Cares
The 1st Annual Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares was a tremendous success! Held on Thursday, June 13th on Fountain Square, nearly 1,000 downtown employees and visitors alike came out in droves to enjoy a fabulous day in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The largest food truck festival to be hel.. 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