Children's Initiatives

Lungs
Breathing Easier

Free peak flow meters and spacers for children in need on the south side are helping us all breathe easier.

Car seat with infant
Car Seat Program

Free car seats offered to parents in need are offered at all of Community’s hospitals.

Broken heart
Youth Grief

Youth grief education and support services for youth and teens struggling with the death of a loved one.

Supporting Children

From bandages to broken bones to bronchitis, Community is equipped with the finest physicians, nurses and other caregivers who specialize in pediatric services. Thanks to donor support, Community is also providing enhanced care for some of our youngest patients and their families as they journey on a pathway to health.

  • Community’s commitment to children extends far beyond our hospital walls. That’s why donors support a free car seat program for parents in need when they leave our hospitals following birth, sickness or a car accident.
  • More than 1,000 children in Community’s south region have been deemed at-risk for asthma, but many of their parents can’t afford to provide the proper equipment to help. Donors fund spacers and peak flow meters so families can manage the disease and prevent absences from school and visits to the emergency room, which will have everyone breathing easier.
  • Beyond our school nurses providing information on pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, Community established an adolescent clinic on Community Hospital North’s campus and plans to open one in our east region. Launched with the help of donors, this safe, non-judgmental oasis for kids and parents to turn for answers and guidance aims to decrease teen pregnancies and lower the incidence of sexually transmitted disease among young people in Central Indiana.
  • For youth and teens struggling with the death of a loved one, Community’s donors fund youth grief education and support services at Lawrence and Warren Township schools, as well as a free bereavement camp called Camp Erin Indianapolis. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, campers learn how to cope with loss, form bonds with peers facing similar situations and have some fun along the way.
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Ciara's Story of Life as a School Nurse

When a fever spikes or a knee suffers a scrape on the playground, Community’s nurses are there to provide exceptional care in the time of need.

Ciara Pino is one of those school nurses. Born at Community Hospital North and raised in Lawrence Township, Ciara is now giving back to her community through her work.

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