Every family who resides in San Joaquin County, whose child is 18 years of age or younger is in treatment for cancer, may apply for financial support.
The primary residence of the child patient must be in San Joaquin County or the city of Galt. Exceptions for out of the area applications may be considered based on the recommendation of the social worker.
Families should apply for financial support through their social worker or patient advocate at the hospital where the child is receiving treatment. CKSJC has a working referral relationship with the following hospitals:
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – San Francisco and Oakland
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital – Stanford
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville and Oakland
Sutter Medical Center – Sacramento
UC Davis Medical Center – Sacramento
Families may receive financial support every 6 months while the child is in treatment for cancer. Funding is provided through gift cards with cash value for gas, groceries, household needs, and on the road expenses such as food and hotel. Reimbursement is offered for insurance copayments or deductibles, or auto repair expense if necessary for transportation to the hospital for treatment.