HEALING, HOPE &

LEARNING FOR

KIDS EVERYWHERE

KIDLINKS HISTORY

 

 

KidLinks, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is the result of a merger of two successful charities which leveraged the resources and talent of Hugworks with the business and financial acumen of The KidLinks Foundation. For decades, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, university-level Music Therapy training and free/low cost treatment programs for children in need.  Today, through Hugworks Children’s Network (HCN), KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond. Funds raised go directly to the creation of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them.

 

HUGWORKS

 

For over 30 years, Hugworks has provided Therapeutic Music Entertainment (TME) as a direct service offered to children and families in children's hospitals and special care centers across the country.

 

The program was developed with input and guidance from Child Life Specialists, Music Therapists and other health / education professionals in fields of early childhood services.

 

Hugworks also has a long history of delivering MT to children in need.

KIDLINKS

 

The KidLinks Foundation was formed in 2001 by individuals associated with the energy industry who had a desire to make a big difference in the lives of children in Texas.

 

Over the years, the organization has expanded its reach to include children and their families across the United States by funding TME and MT in hospitals.

 

KidLinks has also funded university-level MT training and treatment programs for children in need.

 

GOALS FOR HUGWORK'S CHILDREN'S NETWORK (HCN)

HCN will increase the number of special needs children our organization reaches to millions.

 

HCN will become a network of quality therapeutic entertainment, education and encouragement for children and their families around the world.

 

HCN will become a resource for Music Therapists, Entertainers, Educators and Parents around the world.

 

HCN is growing into a global network that will offer hope and joy to any child facing adversity.

 

OUR LEADERSHIP

 

 

...AND OUR TEAM

 

 

 

 

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