A cancer diagnosis not only affects the family emotionally, but financially as well. PADRES offers a variety of services and resources to help families minimize the financial burdens they encounter while their child is undergoing treatment.
Continuous access to medical care is a critical component in remaining compliant with the recommended treatment regimen. Our transportation assistance fund provides on-going and emergency transportation resources for many of our low-income families. This allows for the patient to go, to and from, their medical appointments.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND REFERRALS FOR ASSISTANCE:
It takes an entire community of support to overcome the many challenges that become a daily part of the childhood cancer diagnosis. Our referral service program provides family members with an orientation on available community resources and assists them in identifying and completing the qualification requirements. The referral resources include, but are not limited to: sourcing childhood cancer treatment centers, locating housing assistance agencies, legal and immigration assistance, accessing day care services, making use of public food banks, and bereavement support and assistance
GROCERY & DAILY LIVING ASSISTANCE:
For many of our economically-disadvantaged families, basic necessities like groceries, clothing, school supplies and other household itesms become an economic burden. PADRES provides grocery, restaurant, gas, and other store gift cards to families who are currently experiencing an economic hardship.
Every family should experience the joy during the holiday season. Unfortunately, many families on treatment are unable to provide for their family during this time. PADRES partners with various medical institutions, corporations, and individual supporters to bring season’s greetings to economically-disadvantaged families. Sponsors shop for families basic necessities such as groceries, clothing, bedding with a few other holiday gifts for families.
ANNUAL TOY DRIVE
Every child deserves to feel the joy of receiving a special gift throughout the year. Thanks to the unwavering generosity from our many donors, gifts are distributed to patients and siblings throughout the year during various annual celebrations and for completion of difficult medical procedures.