Since opening our doors in October of 2000, SIBSPlace has followed a psychosocial support model based in prevention theory. Focus and attention are placed on the challenges the well sibling faces in coping with their emotional response to having a brother, sister with cancer or another devastating illness or a parent diagnosed with cancer.


Long Island Elite Charity

In 2020, Long Island Elite selected SIBSPlace as it’s 2020 Charity Partner of the Year. As a non-profit mentoring group who leads by example, Long Island Elite strives to bring Long Island professionals together in support of one through a variety of networking, business and community engagements and charitable programs. All LIE members work harmoniously by raising awareness and funds to support local non-profits and charitable initiatives. SIBSPlace is looking forward to partnering with Long Island Elite and its members this year to help further our shared vision of positively impacting the lives of children and families in our community.

SIBS Mission

SIBSPlace was conceptualized to assist children who have brothers and sisters with cancer or another devastating illness. Now, we have expanded our mission to include children who have a parent with a devastating diagnosis.

Why SIBS?

"Right after my brother was diagnosed with cancer my mom went with him to the hospital and stayed FOREVER! I didn’t know who would help me with my homework. At SIBS, I get all the help I need."

SIBSPlace Program

Lead by Mental Health Staff, expressive arts and verbal activities are facilitated to enhance self-awareness, self-expression, emotional vocabulary, validate feelings and behaviors to help participants develop and practice coping skills.

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At SIBSPlace we provide a supportive and nurturing environment where children can come together and through play, art and music therapies learn coping skills that will help them lead more effective lives today, and in their future.

At SIBS, it's the recognition of those we help
that makes the difference.

We hope the words of our participants will encourage you to join us.