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Our Program

His Grace Foundation exists to help ease the multitude of stressors faced by families with children on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), allowing families to focus on supporting their child during the crucial treatment and recovery period.

Our primary activities include:
  • Greeting new patients and families on the unit with welcome baskets that have been specifically tailored to include items of interest, as well as necessities, for the individual patient.

  • Funding free parking for families during their stay on the BMTU and during any further emergency readmittances.

  • Weekly shopping and delivering of groceries, personal need items, clothing and anything else special a child might request.

  • Providing 8-10 monthly meals, complete with flowers, music and gourmet food to refresh and encourage families during their lengthy hospital stay and meals for families on the day of their child's transplant.

  • Providing modest assistance to help temporarily with critical expenses through our Families in Need fund. We work with Texas Children's Hospital social workers to determine true need and then provide modest assistance to help temporarily with costs associated with housing, utilities and car payments. We also provide gift cards for needs like gas and personal essentials.

  • Organizing birthday celebrations for children whose birthday falls during their stay in the BMTU, and special holiday meals and treats.

  • Bringing an art therapist to the unit one to three times week to work with patients and their siblings.

  • Offering free weekly chair massages for parents and caregivers.

  • Training volunteers to provide respite care and comfort to children when parents need to step out of the Unit.

  • Stocking the play areas and multi-sensory areas with appropriate toys for patients and siblings.

  • Four post-transplant homes ("His Grace Place") for patients and families to live in rent-free during the 100-day period following treatment in which they must remain close to the hospital.

  • The His Grace Foundation Education Fund supports the academic pursuits of current and past BMTU patients through tutoring, educational supplies and scholarships.