Jacob’s Heart offers an array of supportive services to families of children with cancer under the age of 18 who are living in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and South Santa Clara Counties. Families become part of Jacob’s Heart by referral from social workers at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and University of California at San Francisco Children’s Medical Center.

The holistic services at Jacob’s Heart are designed to give some measure of security back to families of children with life-threatening illnesses throughout the entire course of treatment. With 19 years of experience, our compassionate and supportive staff provide a plan of care that is individualized to address the unique needs of each family.

Evidence-Based 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.

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.

All services are provided at no cost and are available in Spanish and English.


For more information about how Jacob’s Heart provides support
to families, please contact Daisy or call 831-724-9100. 

Compassionate Volunteers

Jacob’s Heart volunteers are at the center of our engagement with our community. Jacob’s Heart is among a prestigious group of non-profits awarded certification as a Service Enterprise by the Points of Light Foundation – certification given to organizations that “fundamentally leverage volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver the mission.”


“Jacob’s Heart was more than helpful. It was (and is) a ray of sunshine in a very dark place. A gift of support delivered by a cheerful place can break through the walls of grief that continuously surround us.” — Jeremy M., Bereaved Dad

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