Family Activities and Events

  • Teen Events

    Teenage years are hard enough as it is — add cancer in the mix, and it is a whole new situation. Teens get together to hang out, attend outings and be with other teens who can truly say, “I know what you mean.” Events will be planned either at Children's Cancer Connection Hansen Home for Hope, or a fun outing around central Iowa. For teens affected by cancer and their teen siblings.
    Check our calendar or contact for more information about our teen events. Online resources for kids

  • Comfort Connection

    A program of Children’s Cancer Connection and Blank Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Comfort Connection gives families the opportunity to visit with others who have lost a child. Those who’ve had a recent loss can share what the family is experiencing. Those who’ve experienced holidays and milestones without their loved one can help others understand how to get through them. Comfort Connection meets the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 the Hansen Home for Hope, 2708 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, please contact us at or 515-243-6239.

  • Toddler Tuesday

    Come to the Hansen Home for Hope for our monthly Toddler Tuesday night from 6-7pm! Toddler Tuesdays will offer a variety of programs for children ages 0-4. Parents are welcome to drop their toddlers off, or stay and enjoy the activity alongside them. For more information please email

  • Art Group

    Every first Saturday of the month we have an Art Group at the Hansen Home for Hope, led by the Des Moines Art Center. Children ages 5-12 are welcome to come by any time between 10am-12pm for an awesome art opportunity led by the Des Moines Art Center! Children and siblings are all welcome, and snacks will be provided. Parents are welcome to join in on the fun, or drop your child off for the activity! For more information email