Support Services

 

Alopecia Support Group

We are putting together an alopecia support group for our kids and families. Call to inquire: 586-772-6656.

Raised Therapy Garden Project

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - Raised_Therapy_Garden_8-20-2021   Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - first_harvest_7-19-2021

Please make a contribution toward our Raised Therapy Garden so the kids and families have a safe, socially-distant place to grow vegetables & herbs that they will cook and enjoy in healthy meal planning classes.

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - pixel

Special Opportunity - Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine is located in Casco, Maine and through the kindness & generosity of our corporate sponsor Tropical Smoothie Cafe, wig recipients & families are able to participate in their activities. Follow their website to learn more - click the logo below:

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - camp-sunshine


Educational Support Services

The Educational Support Team strives to give children and young adults the opportunity to meet other kids going through similar health challenges and build camaraderie with their peers by offering activities & classes which boost self-esteem. Activities are available in the early evenings and weekends throughout the year. 

  • Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO 

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - artandmusicbeading

Art, Beading & Music Therapy

  • Cat Massof, Beading Therapist
  • Dan Melendez, Art Therapist

Art and music therapy classes are designed to help manage stress, offer pain relief, express feelings, foster socialization & communication with other children and improve physical rehabilitation. Beading classes offer our kids and their families the opportunity to express themselves and be creative in an affirming, social setting.

     Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - 12185213_10153239626075886_7091213376045680788_o  Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - IMG_0197

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - bus

Field Trips

Field trips promote education and socialization for our kids & families in fun settings. The majority of our trips are held in the summer as children tend to isolate and need the camaraderie of their peers. 

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - 10442409_10152239114385886_2780366181999058096_n     

 

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - eat

Nutrition 

Our clinical nutritionist is a wonderful resource for families who assists them one-on-one if necessary or in a group setting where children learn hands-on participation in their own wellness plans.

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - thumbnail_IMG_4396

 

Fitness / Exercise Science / Massage Therapy

  • Mary DeRidder, RN, Degree in Exercise Science, Massage Therapist   DOWNLOAD RESUME

Exercise is an important component of the healing process for our kids, especially if they are undergoing treatment for cancer. Our fitness center is the perfect place to workout at your own pace and learn about building your strength. We also offer massage therapy including oncology massage. 

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - IMG_1427     Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - massage-room-2

 

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - self-image(1)

Self-Empowerment Through Self-Image

  • Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO, Licensed Cosmetologist, Hair Restoration Specialist   DOWNLOAD RESUME

Self-empowerment through self-image sessions help our kids deal with the appearance-related side effects of treatment. We provide skin care and make-up education, application and tools to take home and utilize during their health challenges. 

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - Maggie-and-Alyssa-Kedit  Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - skin_care_room


Medical Support Services

Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Medical Support Team evaluates the needs of our children; graciously volunteering their time and expertise to make a difference. Most importantly, they are also licensed and accredited social workers and grief & loss counselors.

Medical Support Team

  • Kimberly Mercier, Oncology Social Worker (LMSW) - Director of Services
  • Stuart Nathan, Physician's Assistant
  • Mary DeRidder, RN and Exercise Science
  • Brittany Stone, W4K Social Worker

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - socialwork

Social Workers & Child Life Specialists

Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan social workers support families with their adjustment from diagnosis of cancer or other disorders leading to hair loss. They assist our families through treatment plans and also survivorship for those who have lost loved ones due to cancer. 

Child life specialists help our kids confront fears & concerns associated with their health challenges. Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan successfully implements play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and helps our families cope with the emotional, social & psychological side effects of hair loss. 

Support services for Children and Families in Michigan  - dove

Pastoral & Spiritual Care

Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan works closely with a chaplain to integrate the spiritual needs of our kids and their families into their plan of healing, as faith impacts their outlook during treatment. Individual, group and grief & loss counseling is available.


With Support Services, our families now have hope and help. 

For more information or to schedule this service, please call (586) 772-6656.

Sponsor a Child Receive a Wig

Get More Information

* Indicates required questions
Name *
First
Last
Email *
I am interested in...
How can we help you? *

Check Out Our Wellness Center:

586-239-0276