True Colours supports Waikato families who have a child with a serious health condition. We believe no family should have to manage their child’s serious illness on their own.
When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, life as a family once knew it can change in an instant. This news can be devastating for the family, the impact far reaching, often, the future unknown. Anxiety and fear are familiar emotions experienced by the child’s siblings and parents, as well as the child with the illness. Parents often provide ‘hospital level care’ in the home. Many children are reliant on technology for their nutrition and respiratory support. This way of living is unfathomable for most of us. Families caring for their children with serious illnesses face many daily challenges, telling us they often feel alone.
To help reduce the aloneness and distress felt by families, True Colours provides a free specialised service focussed on supporting the whole family to build the strength, courage and resiliency they need to face the different challenges that serious illness brings with it. Our support includes counselling, nursing oversight, bereavement support, advocacy and child-based therapies such as art, music and play. Families appreciate being able to talk things through with a team specialised in caring for those impacted by a child’s serious illness.
“You helped me through the hardest time in my life and I couldn’t be more grateful” – True Colours client
True Colours is a 100% community funded organisation and relies on the generosity of the community to ensure we can support Waikato families when they need it. Your vote will ensure local families have our supportive specialised team walking alongside them as they face the toughest of times. You can also support us with a donation or by joining our monthly giving program Wings via our website, www.truecolours.org.nz
Hear more about True Colours from founder, Cynthia Ward
Come in-centre and scan the True Colours QR code on the promotion pillars in Te Awa and around external stores to vote for True Colours and be in to win a $500 gift card. You can vote/enter every day and no purchase is required. Ts and Cs here.