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Jacob's Heart

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and support their families in the challenges they face. 


Every family within Jacob’s Heart is embraced as part of our extended family, fostering peer mentorship and support networks that help navigate the complexities of pediatric cancer together. 


Our Approach to Care

Our approach to care begins with a thorough assessment of a family’s needs. We recognize that no two paths look exactly the same. That’s why we make it our mission to meet families wherever they’re at - practically, socially and emotionally.

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SINCE 1998

Jacob's Heart has served 3,774 seriously ill children and their family members


IN 1999

Jacob's Heart led the grassroots effort that established September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the state of California



Jacob's Heart delivered 112,349 pounds of nutritious groceries to families in treatment



Jacob's Heart holds a platinum standard rating on Guidestar and a five star rating on Great Nonprofits


Cancer center‐based follow‐up among pediatric and adolescent/young adult cancer survivors: the role of a community‐based organization and the social determinants of health


Adherence to survivorship care is suboptimal among pediatric and adolescent/young adult (AYA) cancer survivors. We evaluated predictors of cancer center-based follow-up among pediatric/AYA cancer survivors, with an emphasis on social determinants of health (SDOH).

The Impact of Volunteering at a Family Camp for Children and Adolescents With Cancer: The Experience of Pediatric Intensive Care Nurses


A case study to discover the restorative experience of 20 pediatric intensive care and pediatric oncology nurses volunteering at a camp for children with cancer.


"Words cannot express how grateful we are for Jacob’s Heart. They helped us get the joy back in our lives”


Laura, Evan’s mom

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