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Comprehensive Case Management | Counseling and Crisis Intervention
Educational Support Groups | School Advocacy | Family Events | History of Candlelighters

Candlelighters is the only program in Austin offering a broad spectrum of outpatient services to families dealing with childhood cancer.

Candlelighters provide support through all stages of cancer without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or financial status.

Comprehensive Case Management

Social workers provide an array of case management services to coordinate access to health and community resources based on each family’s individual needs.

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Counseling and Crisis Intervention

Our staff of professionally licensed social workers is available to provide counseling for families throughout treatment and during times of crisis.

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Educational Support Groups

Educational support groups are offered throughout the year to meet the specific needs of our clients.

School Advocacy

Information about the child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment is presented in various school settings. School visits help to dispel myths, address questions about the student’s illness, and ease the child’s transition back into school life.

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Family Events

Family centered activities help reduce the stress, anxiety, and isolation which can surround all stages of cancer. A variety of events are offered throughout the year.

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Candlelighters/Austin Area was founded in 1988 as a parent-driven nonprofit organization. Candlelighters merged with Any Baby Can of Austin in October, 2003.

“When you stand in the middle of sadness and sorrow, with only one candle lit, it is hard to see the light and the candle easily goes out. But with many candles lit, standing together, one cannot help but to see the light and feel the warmth of love” (Taylor, 1997).

It is because of the brightness and hope of our shared light that we call ourselves Candlelighters.

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