The defined mission of the coalition is to support the availability and quality of resources for those impacted by pediatric death through education, program development, research, and collaboration. Missing Pieces partners with Chicagoland organizations to support people after a child dies. We want to help everyone who has experienced the loss of a child from perinatal through young adult deaths, including deaths from medical problems, trauma, suicide, homicide, or overdose.

GIPPCC is a coalition of hospital systems, hospices, families, and supporting organizations dedicated to optimizing the quality of life for every child in Illinois living with chronic, complex, and/or life-threatening illness, their families, and the teams that care for them, regardless of geographic location, preferred setting, or the family’s financial situation.

A team from Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC), Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC), Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition of California (CHPCC), and the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care have collaborated to offer the PPC Webinar Series to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care and to build clinicians’ competencies and confidence in providing care to children.

Celebrate, honor, and remember children forever loved.

We walk for our children. We walk for their memories. We walk together in support of GIPPCC and Missing Pieces and our mission to support seriously ill children and grieving families.