Tu Nidito is here to Provide Support and Understanding

When someone is diagnosed with a serious medical condition, the entire family grieves. Often for the loss of health, for the life they had planned, and all that comes along with an illness. Tu Nidito provides both group and individual support to meet the unique needs to each family member through a serious medical condition diagnosis. 

Professional services help to:

  • Acquire new healthy coping skills and be better able to face future challenges.
  • Be better able to communicate thoughts and feelings as they relate to the diagnosis, treatment and/or end of life or recovery.
  • Have a strengthened support system and not feel as isolated.
  • Be able to find ways to integrate hope and joy into their lives.
  • Identify personal growth experienced since the diagnosis.

Get Started

For information about any of these programs, please complete the referral form or contact Tu Nidito at (520) 322-9155 or info@tunidito.org

If you are a medical professional wishing to make a referral for a child who is diagnosed with a serious medical condition, please complete our professional referral form.

When a child is diagnosed with a serious medical condition…

Group Support

Group Support is a monthly support group program for children diagnosed with a serious medical condition, ages 3 ½ to 18, and their families. Groups provide peer-to-peer interaction, age appropriate activities and a safe place to share thoughts and feelings surrounding the serious medical condition diagnosis. Groups are overseen by Tu Nidito’s staff and supported by trained volunteer facilitators.

Individual Support

Individual Support is offered for children diagnosed with a serious medical condition, ages birth – 18, and their families. Professional support staff assist families to cope with the diagnosis, treatments and changes in family dynamics as a result of the condition. Sessions are available at Tu Nidito, in the hospital or other community location and integrate tools, resources and activities to have a stronger understanding of the emotions that arise as well as better communication techniques, while ensuring adults are better prepared to meet the needs of their children.

When an adult is diagnosed with a serious medical condition…

Group Support

Group Support is available for children and teens who have a parent or caregiver in their life that has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition. Groups provide a safe place to process the changes in each family member’s life due to the medical condition through guided discussion and peer-to-peer interaction. While children and teens are receiving support, the diagnosed adult and their partner receive their own support in separate groups to empower them to share their challenges and learn ways to best support their children.

All services are provided free of charge in both English and Spanish, thanks to the generosity of Tu Nidito’s supporters.

Contact Tu Nidito for more information. Pre-registration is required for all programs.