At Mount Sinai, the Children’s Heart Center is dedicated to preserving the health and wellbeing of its patients. We work closely with community groups, family support programs, and social work services to make the hospital experience easier, more familiar, and more comfortable for your child and your family.
Our dedicated team of social workers provide compassionate care to patients while connecting with parents to help them understand and cope with their child’s heart disease diagnosis. A variety of programs and services are coordinated for families, which include in-person and telephone support group meetings and peer mentoring program.
Heart-to-Heart Peer Mentoring Program
The Heart-to-Heart Peer Mentoring Program is designed to give caregivers a support system. If your child or fetus is newly diagnosed with heart disease, a dedicated Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator, from the Children’s Heart Center, is available to match you with another parent who can provide emotional support, personal coping mechanisms and share what you can expect throughout the health care journey.
In addition to in-person sessions, the mentoring program coordinator collaborates with the social work team at the Children’s Heart Center to arrange monthly telephone support group calls.