Tracy’s Kids helps young cancer patients cope with the emotional stress imposed by cancer and its treatment. Since its beginnings at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in 1991, the program has expanded to seven hospitals and medical centers, including a program for the children of military service members at Walter Reed. Masters-trained art therapists work with patients and their siblings (virtually and in-person) free of charge. During chemotherapy or prolonged waits, at their bedsides or in groups with other patients and families, children decide what kinds of projects to work on — a gift at a time when so many decisions are made by others. Significantly, these artistic creations provide the professional therapists with insights into their patients’ emotional health, which can be shared with the medical team. Your contribution brings art — and healing — to the children who need it most.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; MD-Howard County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church
Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)
Population(s) Served: Not applicable
- Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) we serve annually:
More than 3,500 in the DC area
Awards & Recognition
Washingtonian of the Year 2007: Matt Gerson (Founder and Chairman)
Featured on Harris' Heroes on ABC7 on July 8th 2015.
Featured on Comcast Newsmakers on April 1st 2015 and March 24th 2014.
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- $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- The current budget for Tracy's Kids is: Less than $500k
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