Boston Hemophilia Center

Contact the Boston Hemophilia Center 617-355-6101
International +1-617-355-5209
Contact the Boston Hemophilia Center 617-355-6101
International +1-617-355-5209

NEHA's Virtual Family Camp

The COVID-19 pandemic is now over a year old and many of us have had to adjust to new situations. But there’s been a bright side as people come together to help and support one another. By popular demand, we’re providing a list of online resources. If you do not have access to a computer or need other resources, please contact your BHC social worker:

Jackie Miranda, MSW, LICSW, pedi social worker
617-355-5250 | Jacqueline.Miranda@childrens.harvard.edu

Amanda Stahl, MSW, LICSW, adult social worker,
617-732-7197 | astahl@bwh.harvard.edu 

Family/children’s camps

Spring is coming and it’s time to think about camps for your children and/orfamily. The two most popular camp experiences in our region are the NewEngland Hemophilia Association (NEHA) Family Camp and Paul Newman’sHole in the Wall Gang Camp (HWGC). Follow the links below and see which opportunities are right for your family.

NEHA Family Camp, New Hampshire

www.newenglandhemophilia.org/event/camp21 

Since 1992, NEHA has offered a Family Camp program to anyone with a bleeding disorder who receives care in NewEngland. This event focuses on achieving two key goals — increasing and enhancing self-infusion skills, and communitybuilding. NEHA is currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will decide whether to host an in-person event from Aug.15 – 21, 2021 or provide a virtual event as they did successfully in 2020.

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

www.connecticutholeinthewallgang.org 

https://www.holeinthewallgang.org/programs/summer-camp/

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp offers week-long residential summer sessions.

Food Resources

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)

www.gbfb.org/covid-19-update 

The GBFB distributes food resources throuhout Eastern Massachusetts via the Brown Bag Program, School-based Pantries, Mobile Markets, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Community Servings

servings.org

Nutritious, made-from-scratch meals delivered to homebound and critically ill persons across Massachusetts.

Project Bread

https://www.projectbread.org/get-help/covid-19-hunger-foodresources-for-households

COVID-19 food resources for Massachusetts residents.

Additional Food Assistance Programs during the COVID-19 Emergency

www.mass.gov/doc/food-assistance-during-the-covid-19-emergency/download 

Scholarships

There is good news for persons with bleeding disorders and/or their family members who are heading to college and other secondary educational programs this year. There are many college scholarships available for you. Please check out the links below for information about application requirements and deadlines. Most of the scholarships range from $250 to $5,000, and application periods have begun.

Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA)

www.hemophiliafed.org/scholarships 

HFA provides an extensive list of the 2021 financial awards by eligibility and amounts. National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)hemophilia.org/community-resources/financial-assistance/scholarshipsNHF posts scholarship lists yearly.


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