Assistance with Rent, Utilities, Phone and Other Expenses
The Financial Assistance program addresses the financial stresses associated with pediatric cancer, offering direct financial and practical assistance to families experiencing hardships due to the child’s illness.
Direct financial assistance supports families by dealing with:
- Long Hospital Stays
- Getting to and from Distant Hospitals
Emergency financial assistance is available upon request for children undergoing treatment and for up to six months post treatment to assist with:
- Household Bills
- Medical Prescriptions
- Funerals and Memorials
- Caregiver Support (provided by trained volunteers)
Groceries, Meal Deliveries and Grocery Gift Cards
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 Full Hearts grocery program provides families with biweekly food deliveries, including fresh produce, nutritious food staples, grocery gift cards, cookbooks, and bi-cultural nutrition education.
Resources, Referrals and Information
The Case Management Program provides a complete assessment of family needs and assistance in locating resources to meet those needs. The Jacob’s Heart team takes special care to work with other community agencies to connect them with additional services, such as in-home medical care and transportation services. Working with each family member to address his or her individual needs, the Jacob’s Heart team is present to celebrate successful treatment, as well as to celebrate, honor, and mourn the children whose lives are lost to cancer or other circumstances. Jacob’s Heart is there at diagnosis, during treatment, and beyond, with the goal of continuing to maintain quality of life, no matter what a family’s circumstances. All services are provided at no cost and are available in Spanish and English.