The KEYS Program ~ It's all about the smiles!

 
 

Info for KEYS Families

The core of our mission is to deliver music, hope and smiles to kids impacted by cancer and serious illnesses through our award-winning music therapy outreach, family respite day and sibling support programs.

 

Apply to be a KEYS Family

If you feel your child or a family you know would be eligible to be a KEYS kid, simply fill out the KEYS Kid Application Form and return it to us at your earliest convenience.  We will follow-up with you within 10-15 days of receipt of your application. 

 

Eligibility to be a KEYS Kid

Our KEYS kid are the most amazing superheroes we know!  To be eligible for our free outreach programs, kids must be between the ages of infant and 18, and have experienced one or more of the following:

  • children diagnosed with cancer, in treatment for cancer or who are a cancer survivor
  • sibling of a child who has battled cancer
  • children who have a parent battling cancer
  • children who have experienced the loss of a parent or sibling
  • children battling a serious or life-threatening illness that impacts their quality of life


Once a KEYS family - always a KEYS family!  We provide support to families throughout their journey, from diagnosis, through treatment, and after they have conquered cancer until the last child in the family turns 18.  

 

Free Outreach Programs for KEYS Kids and their Families:

These outreach programs are provided at no cost to qualifying children and their families:

  • Free attendance at Smile Experience Family Respite Days & KEYS special events!
  • Free access and participation in our KEYS Kids Network!
  • Free Holiday Smiles Care Packages delivered to your home by our KEYS Elves at the holidays! 
  • Free admittance to community music classes and summer music camps! 
  • Free Music Toolkits and workshops for parents! 
  • Free referrals to Emalee's Musical Medicine & Songs of Love programs!
  • Qualify to apply to receive a sibling wish through our Paulie's Super Siblings program!
  • Qualify to apply for scholarships for free music therapy sessions at the child’s home!

 

Music Therapy Services: We provide one-on-one music therapy for children and adults battling cancer and group sessions for oncology units, cancer-related organizations and hospitals.  We have a scholarship fund available for free music therapy services for qualifying KEYS kids too!

 

Questions? Contact us for more information at info@thekeysprogram.org or 315-363-6446.