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Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2023

Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services


Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services exists to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and support their families in the challenges they face.

The Big Idea

Jacob’s Heart's top priority is preventing crises and upholding mental and emotional health. We serve a unique sector of Monterey County’s population (families of children with cancer). What sets us apart is that our services are available to the entire family without restrictions - including anyone that they say is family.

To address the shortage of and increasing need for Spanish-speaking clinicians, Jacob’s Heart’s intern program for bilingual/bicultural Master in Social Work (MSW) supports candidates as they complete their program and log hours to become licensed as LMFT or LCSW - creating a career pipeline for aspiring Latino professionals to support Monterey County.

Our Emotional Support Program improves access to bicultural services for low-income families experiencing childhood cancer or death. Our clinicians provide therapy, coaching, and case management to guide and support family members of all ages and meet diverse cultural health beliefs, practices, and needs of the community.

“Jacob’s Heart has helped us with transportation, gas cards and financial assistance, which is a lot, especially during these difficult times when we are unable to work because we take care of our daughter. We have struggled financially and we are extremely glad with the help from Jacob’s Heart. Everyone is so nice and Kelly loves receiving monthly letters and getting to read all the sweet messages.”

- Blanca Navarro