Pediatric AIDS Program – The SPARK Center
The SPARK Center (formerly the Children’s AIDS Program) is a model childcare program offering comprehensive, integrated, state-of-the-art services for children and families whose lives are affected by medical, emotional and/or behavioral challenges The program serves Boston’s highest-risk children: those living with complicated medical conditions (including neuro-developmental challenges, failure to thrive, and HIV/AIDS); as well as children who are involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families due to significant family and social concerns (including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, adult substance abuse). A new group of fragile children now attend SPARK. These are 'very low birth weight' babies who were born too early and too small, and need our specialized care and attention.
At SPARK, children learn the skills and values to succeed in school and to develop productive and rewarding adult lives. Learn more about the SPARK Center.