Nov 8 - Dec 31, 2018

Partnership for Children

Mission

Partnership for Children increases access to medical care for children with serious illnesses and supports their families.

The Big Idea

Partnership for Children provides transportation and family support services for children with life-threatening conditions living in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties since 2007. We serve children with many life-threatening conditions, including cancer, auto-immune diseases, heart conditions, organ transplants, cystic fibrosis, and more. We currently have three cars that we use to transport children and their families door to door to hospitals and doctor’s appointments. Last year, we transported 184 children and their families, accounting for 150,000 miles. We could easily double those numbers with more cars and financial assistance. We also provide gas assistance to families who have a vehicle but cannot afford gas. While we serve Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, 65% of those we serve are from Monterey County. Our transportation and financial assistance programs greatly increase access to compassionate care for children and their families on the Central Coast.

"I don't know how to drive, if it weren't for Partnership for Children, I don't know how I would get Aylin to her appointments. My mom has been able to help but she would need to take time off from work." Delmis, mom to Aylin

- Delmis