The Friends of  Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

Founded in 1989, the Friends help improve the health and well being of pediatric patients and their families through support of clinical care, education and outreach. The Friends Board members are a diverse group of volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds in business, education, healthcare and community affairs. Together, they share a deep commitment to helping improve the health of children.

Friends of YNHCH

Any member of the community, who participates in an activity sponsored by the Friends Board, is automatically welcomed as a “Friend” of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.


The mission of the Friends is to improve the health and well-being of children and their families at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital through clinical care, education and outreach.

Learn more about the Mission of the Friends

Supporting the Mission

The Friends find new ways to engage the community and support the mission of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

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Fundraising Events

The Friends Board plans, develops and runs several committees and fundraising events each year.

Learn more about the Friends fundraising events


Check out what's new with the Friends.

Learn more about our latest news

Junior Board

The Friends Junior Board consists of 14-18 year old high school students who help advance the mission of the Friends.

Learn more about the Junior Board

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