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Mission

Every child and young person living in our region that is life limited or life threatened along with their families should receive the specialist care and support they need.

 

Our mission is to provide holistic, palliative care services to children, young people and their families in our region.  We will deliver these services in partnership with others wherever possible, while promoting the cause of palliative care for children and young people.

History

The idea of establishing Children's Hospice has emerged after the survey conducted in 2013, which assessed palliative care needs of children. As survey results prompted, annual statistics for children with palliative care need is 839 children from 0 to 18 years old.

Since 2015, Children's Hospice, a non-governmental organization funded by OSGF, has been providing home care service for pediatric palliative patients free of charge. Office for home care services was free of charge from Medical Corporation "Evex”.

Home care team started work for palliative care kids. The goal of this service was to improve life quality of children needed palliative care and support their family members.

 

The groundbreaking of the first children’s hospice took place in fall 2016 with the support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation in partnership with Medical Corporation "Evex”. 

 On January 17, 2017,the first children's hospice in Georgia  "Firefly World” was launched in Tbilisi, Georgia.

 Since then, hundreds of donors, among them being ordinary citizens and business companies, expressed readiness to support the hospice. Over GEL 1 million was raised during a year to build the hospice. The project of children's hospice is the best example of cooperation between business companies, non-governmental sector, the President, journalists and citizens,  all to benefit those in need.

The Tbilisi Children's Hospice meets the standards of the world's best hospices

At the moment when kids and their parents realize that there is no way to cure the disease, palliative care plays the huge role in mitigating psychological, physical, emotional situation. Hospice team tries its best to make kids happy, alleviate pain and help their dreams come true.

The name of the hospice "Firefly World” came from Georgian tale "The Adventures of The Piper Boy Salamura”.The Hospice works in three basic directions: 24-hour service for simultaneously 12 children and their parents; daytime center, where children and their parents will stay from morning to evening to receive necessary services; home care service, which exists for already one year and which provides services to 30 children, which will continue to operate.

 

Our Team

 The team, made up of health care providers, psychologist, nurses, care givers, palliative care professionals will help you and your child include pain and other symptom management into every part of your child’s care. Together with your child, we will work to make a care plan that is right for you, your family and of course your child.

How we provide a service

Acorns, a responsive and innovative organisation that puts children, young people and their families first in all of its services, whilst embracing the diversity of its regional communities and demonstrating integrity and quality in everything it does.

A hot-line number is +995 570 707 757. We provide service for free.