About Us


In December 2010, after working as a certified child life specialist in the hospital setting, our founder Terri Hocking realized the importance of helping children cope with life-threatening medical conditions at home, as well as in the hospital. Terri founded the nonprofit, Courageous Kids, on the belief that it takes both a supportive family and community to help children see past their fears, anxiety, medications, treatments, and pain. In doing so, we are able to help mitigate the negative effects of stress on a child’s growth and development. The organization hosted their first event for Courageous Kids and their families in 2011.


Courageous Kids plans fun activities and events for Southeast Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families to provide positive distraction, family bonding, and emotional support for the whole family. It has been our privilege to serve these remarkable children and their families over the past several years. As we inspire hope and help kids cope, we are excited to move forward with the continued support of our communities in Southeast Michigan and surrounding communities.


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 Courageous Kids

650 Church Street

Suite 105

Plymouth, MI 48170


 Office: (248) 617-3915