Families of children with cancer face special challenges. Here are some places families can seek financial, emotional and educational support.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand has a Travel for Care fund to help children access treatment and a support program for siblings.
Along Comes Hope offers financial aid to families of children with cancer who must travel for treatment and has an extensive online resource guide.
ACCO’s resources for children and teens with cancer include treatment journals, comfort kits and stuffed animals. Parents can access 24-hour online peer support and get connected with local support groups.
The B+ Foundation provides financial assistance to families of children and young adults diagnosed with cancer and funds childhood cancer research.
Camp Quality’s 18 locations welcome children with cancer to free weeklong summer camps and offer events for teens, families and siblings too.
The CCC’s webinar series includes videos on resources for assistance, survivorship, and financial and treatment access. Its College Scholars Program awards two annual scholarships.
In addition to onsite support and therapy groups at its Tampa location, Children’s Cancer Center offers financial assistance through its Fueling Families program and White Hat Fund.
Children receiving treatment at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center and their families can stay for free at The Children’s Inn.
CAC2’s Hope Portal is a searchable database of organizations that offer different types of help to children with cancer and their families, including financial aid and emotional support.
CureSearch’s resources include information about clinical trials, clear explanations of diagnoses and treatments, and educational resources for children with cancer and their families.
The U.S.-based nonprofit gives children with serious illnesses a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Any critically ill child between ages 2½ and 17 is eligible.
The NCCS provides financial assistance and emotional support to families of children with cancer and awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors.
SeriousFun offers children with serious illnesses the chance to “raise a little hell” at one of its 30 free camps and does in-person outreach to children who can’t attend camp.
Last Reviewed: February 11, 2020