Our Programs


Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Alabama children ages 10-14, and the third leading cause of death for ages 15-24. The SPEAK program is working to change those statistics.

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Canines for Coping

Our Canines for Coping program brings comfort and support to patients at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children, thanks to a lovable golden retriever named Asteroid. Asteroid -- a professionally trained facility dog -- provides services based on medical goals, can be present during procedures and can assist with bereavement. 

Huntsville Hospital is the first hospital in the state of Alabama to offer a facility dog program. Canines for Coping is funded by the Foundation's Lifesaver Club hospital employee giving club, but additional funding is needed in order to grow this much-loved program!

You can support Canines for Coping through a gift of any amount!
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 and designate your gift to Canines for Coping.


BIRTHday Books

An estimated 5,400 babies will receive a book over the next year through our BIRTHday Books program! Every baby at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children and Madison Hospital, plus every baby transferred to the HHW&C Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, receives:

  • The “Goodnight Moon” board book;
  • A canvas BIRTHday Books tote bag;
  • Best practices and library card application information from Huntsville-Madison County Public Library;
  • An infant toothbrush and oral health magnet; and
  • A handwritten birthday card from an area high school student or community partner.

Goodnight Moon combines poetry, rhythm and all 44 sounds in the English language to create a literacy-rich bedtime story, making it the perfect choice for newborns in our hospitals.  

Give the gift of literacy to babies across North Alabama! 
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BIRTHday Books is a partnership of the Foundation, the Junior League of Huntsville, the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, and The Snail on the Wall bookstore.


Music Therapy

Music Therapy is funded by Huntsville Hospital Foundation through philanthropy, and all Music Therapy services are provided without cost to the patient. The program uses music to address the physical, spiritual, emotional, cognitive and social needs of pediatric and adult patients across six hospital departments.

Give the gift of music to patients in our community!
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 and designate your gift to Music Therapy.


Arts in Medicine

The Arts in Medicine program features music, visual arts, creative writing and other arts media designed to alleviate fear and anxiety, and enhance the patient experience. The program currently serves Pediatric and St. Jude Affiliate Clinic patients, moms in the Antepartum Unit and Oncology patients.

Provide art and joy to countless women and children. 
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 and designate your gift to Arts in Medicine.


Child Life

The Child Life program greatly enhances the pediatric patient's hospital experience. Our Child Life specialists provide emotional support and diversionary techniques designed to alleviate the fears of our youngest patients. Features include toys, games and activities, a 24/7 movie channel, video game systems and holiday gifts.


Surviving & Thriving

Surviving and Thriving is an eight-week program designed to support breast cancer patients upon completion of their treatments.


Neonatal ICU Family Support

The Neonatal ICU Family Support program provides emotional, educational and inspirational programs to meet the unique needs of families throughout the neonatal hospitalization. This includes but is not limited to Parent Hour, Sibling Education Group, activity nights and meals.



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