Wings On Wheels

WOW: 314-953-1969 or wingsonwheels@bjc.org

Wings on Wheels is the winner of the 2014 Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association Program Award

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Supporting those affected by illness or grief


BJC Hospice "Wings on Wheels"Wings on Wheels (WOW) is a mobile expressive therapy program that helps support children, teenagers, young adults, families, groups, and communities impacted by illness or loss.  

Expressive therapy is the use of creative arts such as painting, drawing, writing, music, play therapy, sand tray play therapy, and dance to allow for expression of thoughts and feelings when someone is facing a serious illness or when a death has occurred.  

Creative projects may also be facilitated to connect with the person who is ill or in remembrance of a significant loved one.  

There is no charge for Wings on Wheels’ services. The program relies on donations from the community to maintain this valuable resource in the St. Louis area.  The WOW van goes wherever it is needed- family homes, schools, places of worship, and community groups- to connect with individuals and groups that desire support through grief and loss.  

For more information, call 314-953-1WOW (314-953-1969) or e-mail Wings on Wheels.

This program is funded by Friends of Wings, and generous corporate and individual donors.

  I’m so grateful that we encountered Wings On Wheels. Their visits to our home have included laughter, art projects that help the kids connect back to memories of their mother, gentle discussions about the loss they’ve experienced, and some tears. The kids have been refreshed, and when the WOW team leaves our house there are always smiles on all faces, ... in addition to a sense of someone having helped us do a difficult work we were struggling to do by ourselves. They have gone out of their way to care for a family that misses someone very important. 

~ Tom, father of eight children