phone -- 314.454.2217, Tara Demers, MSW

The Heart to Heart Support Group is an informal group comprised of families with children who have congenital heart defects. The group formed in 1988 to support children and families as well as to educate ourselves about congenital heart disease.

The mission of Heart to Heart is to provide support to children with congenital heart disease and their families.  The group provides supports by:

  • Connecting families together who have a child with congenital heart disease.
  • Educating each other about congenital heart disease and the challenges faced by our children and families.
  • Offering a way for children with congenital heart disease to meet other children with similar concerns and questions.  Our children have the added responsibility of taking care of themselves and need a place to express their feelings.

The group meets the first Wednesday of every other month from 7-9 p.m. in the Edison Cafe at St. Louis Children's Hospital.