For several years, the Jay Fund has partnered with ‘Art with a Heart’ by creating an Art Therapy grant. The Funds from this grant are used to provide art therapy for pediatric oncology patients while being treated at the Nemours Children’s Clinic. Studies have shown that this mode of therapy is extremely helpful for patients (and their siblings) as it allows them to express themselves in ways beyond words. www.artwithaheart.info
The Jay Fund has created a grant for a Child Psychology Program. The funding from this grant is specifically designed to allow access to psychological service for all pediatric oncology patients who are being treated within our guidelines.
Recently, the Jay Fund has created a grant at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in support of Evan’s Room. The funding is used to support ‘Evan’s Room’, located within the new expansion of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, which includes furnishing and equipment to provide families with connectivity to their support systems outside of the hospital. Having a support system is crucial for families with a child fighting cancer. www.e-baptisthealth.com
The Jay Fund has partnered with Nemours Children’s Clinic by creating a grant to be used for the remodeling project on the Hematology/Oncology floor, in order to create a waiting area and playroom that is conducive for the needs of the oncology patients and their families. www.nemours.org
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Monetary assistance provided to families for household expenses are paid directly to the vendor through our partnership with Friends of Karen. Friends of Karen is a foundation dedicated to providing emotional, financial and advocacy support to families with children facing life-threatening diseases, and has been doing so for over twenty-five years. www.FriendsofKaren.org.
The Jay Fund partnered up with NYU Langone Medical Center to help fund Child Life programs for children fighting cancer. Also, the Jay Fund is funding an innovative program called the THRIVE! Program, which enables young adult pediatric oncology survivors to become self-advocates. www.med.nyu.edu.
The Jay Fund partnered up with The Valerie Fund to send 10 pediatric oncology patients to Camp Happy Times, a week-long summer sleep-away camp for children battling cancer. Also, the Jay Fund fully funds the Holiday Party for the children at The Valerie Fund Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. www.thevaleriefund.org.
The Jay Fund has partnered up with the Children’s Hospital of NJ at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to fund an emergency household payment expense grant for families in crisis with a child fighting cancer. www.barnabashealth.org.
The Jay Fund has partnered up with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to fund an emergency household payment expense grant for families in crisis with a child fighting cancer. www.stjosephshealth.org
The Jay Fund partnered up with the Valerie Fund Center at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ in late 2011. We put in place an Electronics grant, which included a brand-new laptop, an iPad2, two portable DVD players with accessories, 25 DVDs and a gift card to help support their Child Life Program. These items help provide an outlet and/or distract pediatric oncology patients during long and potentially painful treatments. We are thrilled about this grant as it will provide very necessary support to the children being treated at this hospital.