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Community Partners

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

    This grant from TCRF will support CHLA’s Division of Comfort and Palliative Care will initiate a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, positioning the Division to serve as the first and only teaching hub in the region for palliative care physicians who are dedicated to working exclusively with the pediatric population. With this fellowship, the Division will train fellows who will gain hands-on experience providing clinical care as part of an interdisciplinary team committed to treating the whole child. Fellows will be equipped with the knowledge and training to practice as Board-certified pediatric palliative care physicians.

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  • CSULB / Cedars-Sinai SOCCI / CSCBC

    A grant from TCRF will support the California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation and Cedars Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in conducting a trial of a program entitled FOCUS-SCI (for Serious and Chronic Illness) program at Cedars Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and the Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center. The FOCUS-SCI program is unique in offering a strength-based approach that is preventive in that it builds relational capacity via training in specific resilience-enhancing skills and practices.

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  • Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

    This grant from TCRF will support Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to lay the foundation for a comprehensive program that will improve outcomes and survival for all patients with cancer ages 13 – 25 served by the UCLA health system to be successfully implemented among three sites, UCLA, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. The UCLA Daltrey Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program’s will ensure that adolescent or young adults (AYA) patients undergoing treatment have complete access to psychological support, palliative services, child life services, and a social worker, among others.

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  • Olive View-UCLA Education and Research Institute

    A grant from TCRF will support Olive View-UCLA Education and Research Institute as they expand their navigation programs to other LAC/DHS sites, specifically Martin Luther King, Jr (MLK) Medical Center in South Los Angeles. Currently, there is no formal system to assist patients with this complex process or provide basic navigation services on-site, and support resources are scarce. The new navigation program at MLK, will positively impact patient knowledge, treatment compliance, follow-up surveillance, and access to support resources for this underserved patient population. This will help reduce disparities in receipt of treatment and translate into improved cancer outcomes.

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  • Project Angel Food

    Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day.

    A grant from TCRF will go to support Project Angel Food’s home-delivered meal and nutrition services program, which helps keep our cancer clients nourished, helps improve medication adherence, and reduces food insecurity. Funds will contribute directly to the annual preparation of 115,000 meals to 360 Los Angeles County residents disabled by cancer, including weekly distribution of meals to the homes of our critically ill clients and nutritional counseling by a registered dietitian.

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  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services

    Bet Tzedek attorneys and advocates help people of all communities and generations secure life’s necessities. Wherever people are in crisis, Bet Tzedek’s core services and rapid response programs provide stability and hope.

    This grant from TCRF will support Bet Tzedek and the expansion of the focus of its highly successful Right to Health Project to create a medical legal partnership that is specifically tailored to the cancer community at St. Vincent Cancer Center and St. Francis Medical Center. “Medical legal partnerships” combat obstacles to care by integrating medical and legal services in a collaborative, patient-centered approach. Under this model, attorneys come directly to the healthcare setting and work alongside social workers, patient navigators, nurses, and doctors to identify and address the systemic barriers interfering with patients’ access to care and treatment.

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  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

    A grant from TCRF will support the Division of Comfort and Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is able to share their expertise by creating a pediatric palliative care partnership between CHLA and home hospice and palliative care agencies representing all corners of Southern California. Through this comprehensive educational initiative, these hospice and palliative partner agencies will be equipped with the skills and training needed to care for children and families at home during the most challenging time of their lives.

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  • Project Angel Food

    Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day.

    A grant from TCRF will go to support Project Angel Food’s home-delivered meal and nutrition services program, which helps keep our cancer clients nourished, helps improve medication adherence, and reduces food insecurity. Funds will contribute directly to the annual preparation of 115,000 meals to 360 Los Angeles County residents disabled by cancer, including weekly distribution of meals to the homes of our critically ill clients and nutritional counseling by a registered dietitian.

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  • USC Norris/LA County Hospital

    This grant from TCRF will fund The Tower Cancer Resource Office, bringing together all established cancer outreach programs to connect with a comprehensive information center located in the Historic County Wellness Center. The center will connect diverse low-income patients in the East Los Angeles area with vital treatment, early detection and survivorship information. In addition, it will also house the already established Ronnie Lippin Cancer Navigation and Support program also funded by Tower Cancer Research Foundation.

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  • Walk With Sally

    Walk With Sally’s mission is to provide hope through individualized mentoring and community support services to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardian or sibling’s cancer journey.

    A grant from TCRF will allow Walk With Sally to access and support LA County’s Hispanic population, serving children between the ages of 7 to 17 who have a parent or sibling living with or who has passed away from cancer.

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