THE POWER OF KAPAYIM.
THE KAPAYIM CENTER MAKES
THEM A TRAILBLAZING ORGANIZATION.
IT TAKES THE NEEDS OF CANCER PATIENTS
AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
WHERE HOPE HAS AN ADDRESS.
NOW, IT’S NOT JUST A DREAM
“The Center is vital. My children have a place to go when we are at the hospital. Kapayim looks for ways to give the patients and their families the stability and routine they are missing. In the Kapayim Center, these goals can be achieved.”
-R.B., mother of a patient, on what the new Center will mean for families.
Kapayim has revolutionized family care during serious illnesses by creating a temporary Center at 1364 53rd Street–a headquarters that offers a supervised after-school haven for siblings called the Kapayim Cabin, and a sterile classroom for immunocompromised preschool children. With closets brimming with colorful toys and activities, and quiet areas for homework completion, the Kapayim Center is what any child needs.
The Kapayim Cabin was created to offer a place for siblings to learn, play, relax and recharge until it is time to return home, while the classroom part of the Center was founded in order to provide children with serious illnesses the educational, social and developmental experiences they would not be able to receive because of their need for sterile conditions.
Kapayim’s fulltime preschool is the first of its kind in the world*. Because the classrooms at the Center are kept sterile, children undergoing chemotherapy or transplants can safely attend the preschool with other children, just like them, to learn, play and grow.
With the Center, Kapayim’s impact on all of these children is immeasurable. They would ordinarily have to spend their lives shuttling between home, doctors’ offices or hospitals; or siblings would head home alone after school to an empty house. Because of the Kapayim Center, they finally have the opportunity to blossom and develop their potentials.
*There is one other sterile class model in existence, called The Morgan Center in Long Island, open 3 days a week.