The Capital Campaign

A New Home for SIBSPlace

SIBSPlace is conducting a major Capital Campaign to provide the resources necessary to establish our new home. The goal for this campaign is $1.25 million dollars. See our opportunity sheets for the range of opportunities available to begin making a difference in our SIBS Kids’ lives right away:

Project Overview

We are currently housed in the basement of a building owned by Mount Sinai South Nassau in Hewlett. Due to dynamic program expansion and increased participation, we have outgrown that space. SIBSPlace began in 2000, as a free program for children ages 5-17 living with a sibling with cancer or another devastating medical illness. But over the years, we have expanded to include children coping with a parent’s cancer diagnosis and then further expanded to offer bereavement services. Parent psychoeducation, support and groups are also provided. Our program has also evolved to include a free six-week summer camp, monthly peer empowerment activities and the celebration of holidays and milestones through family engagement events.

SibsPlace Rendering

As a result, SIBSPlace is constructing our new home, a 5,100 square foot freestanding building in Rockville Centre, NY. The new building is tailored to specifically meet the needs of our expanding program. This new location will increase our visibility to the community and will provide easier and greater access to children from all over Long Island and the five Boroughs. Our new home will have:

SibsPlace Rendering

The Situation Today: Key Statistics About SIBSPlace

This increase in Participant Engagements and Bereavement Services highlights the community need for our preventive peer support program.

SIBS Kids represent an at-risk population who during the pandemic were seeking social interactions to reduce sense of isolation and benefited from having a space to process their anxiety, frustration and sense of loss.

SibsPlace Rendering

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