Our Work

Our Work

Families with children battling severe illness face tremendous challenges every day. Countless hours seeking treatment and ever-changing protocols that can create logistical nightmares, bringing both financial and emotional burdens to bear.

While help has been widely available for families in Richmond fighting well-known illnesses like cancer and autism, no family support services previously existed for children with complex medical illnesses.

Since 2017, Better2gether RVA has provided mentorship, counsel and recreational programming for families of children diagnosed with complex medical illnesses, plus valuable resources for managing treatment and its associated costs. With continued support, new programs are being added and more families are gaining access to previously non-existent support every day.

Tyler-Nicholas and SMILE Buddy Matt
Allie, 7
Allie with Better Bag and SMILE Buddy