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Free care service for mothers with cancer opens in Kingston

Karen Livicker is the program director for the Nanny Angel Network in Kingston, which is currently looking for volunteers, as well as clients needing childcare while their mothers are undergoing

The Nanny Angel Network has opened a new location in Kingston to serve local families by providing free, in-home specialized childcare for moms going through a cancer diagnosis.

A registered charity, Nanny Angel Network provides families with up to four hours a week of care from specially trained, fully-insured volunteers. They serve mothers with cancer or requiring palliative care, as well as families who need help during the bereavement period.

Manager of Marketing, Communications, and Events Divya Sinharoy expressed gratitude for the Network’s partners and donors in Kingston, including Homestead Land Holdings who donated $300,000. The combined support of their donors allowed them open a permanent Kingston office at Sanctuary coworking. Sinharoy said that she hoped Kingston families took advantage of the program and sign-up to receive free childcare through Nanny Angels.

The Kingston Nanny Angels Network currently has seven volunteers and serves two local families. Kingston is their first major satellite office outside of Toronto.

“We’re trying to create awareness and making sure that families know that we’re here for that support,” said Sinharoy. “We want to ensure that no mom with cancer should ever have to choose between looking after her children and getting the rest and care she needs to get well.”

According to Sinharoy, Kingston Nanny Angels Network is currently recruiting volunteers. Anyone interested in receiving care or volunteering their services is asked to contact Kingston Program Director Karen Livicker by email at [email protected] or by phone at 613-417-3832 ext. 8

For more information, visit their website at nannyangelnetwork.com.

One of the nannies with the Nanny Angel Networks spends time with two children whose mother is undergoing cancer treatment. The charitable organization is now open in Kingston. Submitted photo.
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