Respite & palliative care for children with life-limiting illness


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Our Mission

To provide a home away from home where families and their children with life-limiting illnesses can enjoy a temporary getaway from the constant demands of specialized round-the-clock care, at no cost to families.

Why is a specialized place like Life House Atlanta needed?

When your child is experiencing a life-limiting illness, the dreams you had for your son or daughter must change, and the demands on your family structure can be overwhelming.

  • The demands of 24/7 care leave little time for parent or guardian caregivers to work or rest, resulting in a heavy toll on their physical and mental health.
  • Caregivers report feeling isolated, worried for their financial future and for the mental wellbeing of other siblings in the home.

Life House Atlanta will be the first of its kind in the southeast United States to offer families the rest they need. 

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What is Respite Care?

Respite care offers caregivers a temporary reprieve from the stresses of caring for a fragile loved one and the opportunity to engage in self-renewing activities. Respite care is for the caregiver.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating suffering. It addresses physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs throughout the continuum of illness. Simply put, it means helping kids live as well as possible for as long as possible.

Catherine's Story

We are honored to introduce you to Catherine Reed, a special little girl who is surrounded by a loving family. Mary, her mom, shares their journey here in this video. Mary joined the Board of Directors of Life House Atlanta to help champion the dream of having a place for her family to receive support and find community.

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