Wonders & Worries is an Austin-based nonprofit providing free, professional mental health support to children and teenagers during a parent’s serious illness. Parents who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, recurring heart condition or other illnesses like ALS or MS often don’t know how to talk about their disease and its impact on the family.
A parent’s life-changing illness can negatively affect a child/teen, increasing their risks for behavioral, emotional and academic problems. It can interfere with personal relationships and stress management. Wonders & Worries’ free programs ensure that children and teenagers can reach their full potential, despite a parent’s serious illness.
Services offered in English and Spanish, Saturday sessions and evening hours, make it easy for families to access the care they need to thrive during a difficult time.
San Antonio Office
In the START Center for Cancer Care
4383 Medical Drive, Suite 127
San Antonio, TX 78229
Individual Sessions: offered for ages 2-18, six-session curriculum focused on helping children learn about their parent’s illness, treatments and potential side-effects, facilitate communication between children and their parents regarding their questions and worries; develop coping skills to help children manage their emotions
Group Sessions: for ages 5-18 to meet others in their age range who are coping with similar experiences (similar to six-session curriculum used for individual sessions)
Visit the Wonders & Worries Website