Project Joy and Hope is thrilled to announce the creation of a SibShop in our community. This is an exciting program
just for the brothers and sisters of kids who are seriously ill or those with special needs. During the SibShop, brothers
and sisters will:
- Meet other brothers and sisters of children with serious medical conditions or those with special needs.
- HAVE FUN!
- Talk with others who “get it” about the good (and sometimes not so good) parts of having a sib with a serious illness or special needs.
- Learn more about the illness or special needs and have a better understanding about what their sib is going through.
- HAVE SOME MORE FUN!
Who are SibShops for? Sibshops is designed for children ages, 8 – 13 who have a brother or sister with disabilities. Sibshops is facilitated by a Trained Adult Sibling Facilitator. Siblings of children with disabilities want to understand what’s going on with their brother or sister and the implications. They need information for reassurance, to answer their own questions and questions posed by others, and to plan for their future. The needs can be lifelong and the topics ever-changing.
Who sponsors SibShops? SibShops is a collaborative effort between Project Joy and Hope and The Children’s Fund, and local business partners.
Who runs SibShops? Our SibShops are run by facilitators who have a professional and, in some cases, a personal understanding of the impact a child’s illness or special needs can have on their brothers and sisters. Equally important, they all have amazing kid skills! There may also be junior facilitators who are sibs themselves in their late teens.
When are SibShops held? SibShops are held on the second Saturday each month beginning, Saturday, September 14, 10 AM -2PM with lunch provided. The SibShop program will culminate in a special 3-day summer day camp for those with good attendance. This will be an outstanding time for fun and fellowship for your child all year long.
What is the cost of a SibShop? The SibShop program for 2019-2020 is generously supported by The Children’s Fund, so your child may attend at no charge.
How do I register for SibShop? For more information and to register, fill out our online form, or download the PDF application form and return it to us. Call Project Joy and Hope’s office at 713-944-6569 with any questions or to apply by phone. Hurry! Space is limited.