When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, they need a strong and supported family empowered to fully participate in their care. Jacob’s Heart helps with some of the practical and financial challenges so that parents can focus on their children.

Managing the daily challenges brought on by a serious illness can be overwhelming for families who have a child with cancer or other serious, life-threatening conditions.  Jacob’s Heart’s family-centered model of care is designed to help alleviate some of the practical worries and financial struggles families endure. Our goal is to help families stay strong for their children…because what a child with a serious illness needs more than anything is a strong and supportive family able to fully participate in their care.

At Jacob’s Heart, qualifying families can get help with direct payment of bills such as rent, phone, utilities, fuel and groceries for children undergoing treatment and for up to six months post treatment. These services are available to families living in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and South Santa Clara Counties.

Jacob’s Heart delivers nutritious, delicious groceries and meals every other week to the homes or hospital rooms of families during treatment and for up to six months after treatment ends.  This volunteer-driven program helps siblings left at home while a brother or sister is in the hospital and moms and dads are busy dealing with doctors appointments, treatment schedules and exhaustion.

Our Family Support Specialists help with referrals to additional resources and help families manage the financial struggles brought about by pediatric cancer or a life-threatening condition.

For more information about how Jacob’s Heart provides practical support to families, please contact Anabel at [email protected] or call 831-724-9100.


To learn about Maslow’s Heirarchy of Human Needs, click on the play arrow of the video above.

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