The KEYS Program


Refer a Child

Refer a Child in Need of Smiles

We rely on referrals from family, friends, teachers and medical staff to connect to children who would benefit from our program.  Below are the guidelines for our outreach and services. If you would like to refer us to your child or a child you know, contact us at or give us a call at 315-363-6446. 


Eligibility to be a KEYS Kid 

The core of our mission is to provide free patient and family support outreach programs to children battling cancer and life threatening illnesses and their siblings. We also serve children who are in need of healing, such as a child who has a parent battling cancer, or who has experienced the trauma/ loss or a parent or sibling.  We serve children ages infant through 18 years old. 

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:

  • Smile Experience Family Respite Days
  • KEYS Kids Network
  • Summer Music Camp
  • Music Toolkits, parent workshops and counseling
  • Music Hub 
  • Emalee's Musical Medicine
  • Holiday Smiles 
  • Paulie's Super Siblings


Services We Provide for a Fee:

The KEYS Program provides music therapy services for a fee for children and adults of all ages, abilities and health challenges in Madison and Oneida Counties.  We provide one-on-one sessions for individuals and groups sessions for agencies.  All services are provided in-home or on-site.  Proceeds from these services helps to fund our outreach programming. 


Scholarships for free Music Lessons and Music Therapy services for our KEYS kids will be available in the Fall of 2019!