To best serve families tackling childhood cancer, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund partners with many skilled and specialized organizations in Northeast Florida and New York/New Jersey areas.
In response to the needs of pediatric oncology patients and their families, the Jay Fund has partnered with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in creating a grant to be used for the remodeling project on the clinic’s Hematology/Oncology floor waiting area and playroom.
Funds from this grant are used to provide art therapy through Art with a Heart for pediatric oncology patients while being treated at the Nemours Children’s Clinic. Art with a Heart also participates in Jay Fund events, like our annual “Remembrance Weekend”, in which they provide wonderful art projects for families who have lost a child to cancer.
Developed in conjunction with the new expansion of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Evan’s Room includes furnishing and equipment to provide families with connectivity to their support systems outside of the hospital. Evan’s Room has become a great place for older children to relax and divert their attention away from the tasks associated with tackling childhood cancer.
Child Psychology Program Grant
Created by the Jay Fund, this grant is specifically designed to allow access to psychological service for all pediatric oncology patients who are being treated within our guidelines.
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The Emergency Household Expenses Grant helps struggling families battling childhood cancer by paying expenses such as mortgage, rent, utilities, transportation, and groceries. The Sibling Support Program Grant funds services of an experienced Child Life Specialist/Social Worker who counsels one-on-one in home with children whose lives have been upended by their brother’s or sister’s illness. Friends of Karen website
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund provides an Emergency Household Expenses Grant for the families of children treated for cancer at The Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Funds are used for household expenses such as mortgage payments, rent, utilities, groceries and transportation.
The Child Life Services Grant in place at NYU’s Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders funds the purchases of therapeutic art and music supplies used with pediatric oncology patients to help ease fears and normalize, as much as possible, the life of the children undergoing treatment. The Jay Fund also provides funding for the THRIVE! Program, which provides emotional, educational, and practical information to teen and young adult cancer survivors to help them deal with the late effects of their cancer treatment and enables young adult pediatric oncology survivors to become self-advocates.
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund partners with The Valerie Fund throughout each year for special events involving pediatric oncology patients like Camp Happy Times in August and a large Holiday Party.
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Partnership
The Emergency Household Expenses Grant at The Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ helps pay rent, utilities, transportation costs and food bills for many families in need who have children undergoing cancer treatment at St. Joseph’s.
Tomorrows Children’s Fund Partnership
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund has teamed with Tomorrows Children’s Fund to establish a grant supporting a Supermarket Gift Card Program which offers much-needed financial support to families tackling childhood cancer in the Hackensack, NJ area.