For 35 years, enCourage Kids Foundation has listened to the needs of Child Life Specialists across the country. We hear them when they say things around them are changing at a rapid pace. What they need today may look completely different than what they need tomorrow. They are trained to be flexible, adaptable, and creative. So are we.

Our focus is to step in and help the communities that are inundated right now, providing the support and critical resources they uniquely need, when they need it. We have been working closely with hospitals across the country to preemptively prepare for what is inevitably to come. We need your help to make sure our hospital partners have the power to meet the ever-evolving needs they are facing during this trying and uncertain time.


enCourage Kids Foundation helps humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the Child Life Community.

learn more


enCourage Kids Foundation envisions a world where every child—regardless of the difficulty of his or her medical journey—experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.

learn more
how you can help

Looking for resources during this time of social distancing? We are here to help. We put together a list of free resources and activities for families in the hope that it will help bring some joy and laughter into your home during this unprecedented time.

click here

enCourage Kids Foundation has provided support to more than 300 hospitals in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.