BJC Hospice "Wings on Wheels" logoWings on Wheels (W.O.W.)

Supporting those affected by illness or grief

314.953.1969 or wingsonwheels@bjc.org 

 

Photo of BJC Hospice "Wings on Wheels" VehicleWings 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.

 


See the WOW van in action.

Expressive Therapist Jennifer Lang discusses Wings on Wheels (WOW), the mobile expressive therapy program offered through BJC Hospice.

WOW helps support children, teenagers, young adults, families, groups and communities impacted by illness or loss.
 

 

 

Pediatric Advance Care Team (PACT)

The Pediatric Advance Care Team (PACT) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital cares for patients diagnosed with many life-threatening illnesses, such as neuromuscular disease, heart disease, infectious disease, pulmonary conditions, cancer, genetic or metabolic conditions or transplant.

“One of the most important aspects of palliative care is not just for when a child is near the end of life or when curative treatment ends. It can start early in the course of care, which allows for a relationship to build between The PACT and the family.” 

- Dr. Joanie Rosenbaum, Medical Director