KIDZ Just Wanna Have Fun will provide 3 primary services: 

- Bill Pay Assistance 

- Hospital Volunteers 

- Education Assistance 

 

 

Bill Pay Assistance

 

Bill Pay Assistance was put in place for families with a child hospitalized long term (3 weeks or longer), whose parent/guardian has taken time off work to care for the child. 

This service will assist with the direct payment of qualifying household bills while the child is hospitalized, up to 4 weeks post discharge. 

• Qualifying household bills include:

     - Rent, utilities, and groceries.

• Qualifying families include:

     - Parents/guardians who work full time and have been approved for FMLA through their employer, but will

       not receive pay for their time off work.

     - Parents/guardians who have taken a short or long term leave from work (to care for hospitalized/ill child)

     - Parents/guardians who are temporarily unemployed as a result of time taken off due to their child's illness

       or hospitalization. 

 

**Applications accepted beginning 01/01/2021. For detailed information on service guidelines, qualifications, and the needs assessment process, please contact us by email.**

 

 

Hospital Volunteers

 

Patient Volunteers will be put in place for pediatric patients hospitalized long term (3 weeks or longer), whose parent/guardian is unable to stay in with the patient during hospitalization. 

 

• This service includes:

     -   Assigned volunteers who will visit with the patient up to 3 days per week, 2-4 hours per visit.

     -   Each volunteer will be matched with a patient, with the assistance and approval of a parent/guardian.

     -   Each volunteer will be assigned to one patient for the duration of their hospital stay (up to 9 weeks).

     -   Volunteers will be recruited from MCCC, UMKC and other local colleges. 

 

**Applications accepted beginning 01/01/2021. For detailed information on service guidelines, qualifications, and the needs assessment process, please contact us by email.**

 

 

 

 

Education Assistance

Our education assistance program is still being developed.  Detailed information regarding education assistance will be available soon. Stay tuned.