Financial Assistance Program: JJCCF’s main program and is often described as a “lifeline” for families battling childhood cancer. The Foundation is committed to providing emergency financial relief to help families pay for everyday basic needs such as rent, food, medical and electricity so they can focus on what is most important; their child’s survival.

Advocacy, emotional support and respite options encompass our supportive care services for families served.

  • Child fighting cancer comes from a low-income family currently experiencing financial hardship.
  • Child’s cancer diagnosis has affected family’s finances / income. Family is temporarily struggling to maintain basic human needs.
  • Most cases involve a single parent household and family qualifies for government assistance programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income.
  • Child must reside in the state of Florida.
  • Child must be under 18 years of age (0-17 years old).
  • Child / Family must be referred by their social worker and complete our (3) page Financial Assistance Application Form with their social worker. Applications can be emailed / mailed to JJCCF by the social worker.
  • At present JJCCF is serving patients of the following (16) partner hospitals and (2) partner clinics: Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson, alex’s place at Sylvester, Miami Cancer Institute (Baptist Health), The Children’s Hospital at Palms West, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Golisano Children’s Hospital, Shands Children’s Hospital, Arnold Palmer Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (FL residents), MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital (FL residents), and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (FL residents).
  • After JJCCF staff reviews the submitted application, the child’s caregiver will be contacted to confirm eligibility and explain the assistance process.  Copies of outstanding bills should be provided and these must represent basic human needs, i.e., medical, utilities, rent, mortgage, insurance, car payment. Grocery or gas gift cards may also be requested. A JJCCF staff or Family Visiting Volunteer will then schedule a meeting with the parent and child usually at the hospital where treatment is provided (if a meeting is not possible, a financial assistance package will be mailed to child’s home address).  The meeting will include taking a photograph of the child for JJCCF’s Annual Collage of the faces behind our mission (qualifying photo of choice can also be provided).

*JJCCF financial assistance check(s) are made payable to vendors and provided to child’s caregiver / parent

**Approved applicants for the Financial Assistance Program are assisted on a one-time basis, but may also qualify for JJCCF’s Advocacy Program

***To establish a partnership with JJCCF, hospital social workers please call us at 954.593.5603