Community Partners

Community Partners

  • Camp Kesem

    Kesem is committed to creating a world where every child who has a parent with a cancer diagnosis or has lost a parent to cancer is never alone. We support these children through and beyond their parent’s cancer with free, fun-filled creative programs and a lasting community.

    This grant from TCRF will fund Camp Kesem, free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. The transformative Kesem experience helps address the often common and significant effects the child may face, including isolation from peers, negative academic performance, loss of social interest, and taking on adult responsibilities at home. Kesem is a life-changing experience resulting in improved self-esteem, enhanced coping skills, increased self-confidence, and stronger emotional intelligence.

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  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

    The Division of Comfort and Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles believes all children facing a serious illness—whether it is terminal or not—should be able to benefit from palliative care, particularly in the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately, enrolling patients in home-based care has been challenging due to the complex nature of the government policies that make these services available. As a result, many patients aren’t matched with the best program based on their condition, and some who are eligible for home-based care do not receive it at all.

    A grant from TCRF will help launch The Division of Comfort and Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ research-based quality improvement effort centered on improving the enrollment process. The goal for this “Improving Access to Home-Based Care” project is to gain a better understanding of the key differences among patients—including socio-demographic and disease-related factors—and how that can determine which program they should be enrolled in.

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  • Healing Odyssey

    Healing Odyssey is a 501©(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to empower women cancer survivors to be strong, hopeful and courageous through innovative and active education and support programs.

    A grant from TCRF will help to keep Healing Odyssey’s retreat fees affordable to everyone. Healing Odyssey’s three-day retreat takes traditional discussion therapy techniques addressing the trauma of
    cancer, makes them active and participatory, and adds physical challenges to be met and mastered. Together, these elements offer a transformative experience that helps move those that participate back into their own lives –empowered, renewed, and supported by a community of fellow survivors who understand

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  • OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center

    The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing.

    This grant from TCRF will provide free grief support groups for bereaved Latinx children, teens, and adults within under-resourced and high-need neighborhoods, ensuring equitable access to grief support resources and opportunities to process the trauma of a death, overcome adversity, and thrive. Thank you for your enduring partnership.

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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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  • Triage Cancer

    Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free education on the legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.

    This grant from TCRF will allow Triage Cancer to continue developing content for its interactive decision-making tool. By creating an interactive tool in a “choose your own adventure” style format, Triage Cancer is able to guide cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to the most relevant information and resources.

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  • UCLA Foundation

    In 2011, UCLA Health became the first hospital on the West Coast to offer the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program created by Donna Karan and her Urban Zen Foundation.

    A grant from the Jessica Berman Memorial Fund att TCRF will fund a new cohort of (50) UCLA physicians and staff focused on and in direct contact with cancer patients in the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (UZIT). The program offers a unique Eastern healing process designed to—as Donna Karan has put it—bring care back into healthcare. The therapies are specifically designed to address the primary symptoms of pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation, and exhaustion. Rather than employ a handful of integrative medicine professionals, the Urban Zen model provides training for a wide variety of physicians, nurses, and other caregivers from departments throughout UCLA Health to integrate alternative therapies into their daily practice with patients.

    Partner website

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