Check out what we’ve been doing the past year! Scroll down for a highlight reel of the time our AYA group has spent together in 2018 and early 2019. We’ve grown, we’ve been challenged and we’re better because of it! Life Plan Group January 2019 As a
What makes you feel independent?
Sharing your medical story with a new friend, partner, or acquaintance can feel a little daunting.
Amanda Winn, Executive Director of the Children’s Healing Center, is a Vita Collective leader with a passion for fun fitness, inspiring reads, and connecting with others over a big mug of coffee
Going through a medical crisis is hard enough on its own. Combine that strain with being a young adult
whose friends may be struggling to relate to an illness and, man, it’s a tough spot to be in.
Janna Sikma is a horse riding, duck loving, baking, dancing, reading, gardening machine. She is also our Vita Collective co-leader!
The AYA Movement of West Michigan was founded in 2016 as a program of Children’s Healing Center by three young adults searching for connections with others going through a similar life threatening diagnosis. AYA stands for Adolescents and Young Adults and is part of nationwide effort to support the needs of this population group.
AYA hosts social experiences, shares resources, and works to continuously develop a close-knit community of young adults doing life together and sharing empathetic relationships. We do activities such as game nights, grill outs and life coaching in a fun and casual environment. Our local AYA program is geared for young adults ages 18-26.