05 – Family Assistance

When a child is seriously ill or injured, we step in to make sure their family has what they need so they can focus on their well-being.

There’s nothing easy about having a sick child, or one who has been seriously injured. From long hospital stays to never-ending doctor visits to life-altering medications and treatments, the impact it has on day-to-day life is profound.

Our Patient & Family Assistance program provides comprehensive, tailored financial support to help families cope with the challenges and expenses that come with having an ill or injured child.

Social workers or other care providers looking for support for your patients:

Impact in Action

A’miree was just six years old when she was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor. With a long course of treatment ahead, herfamily struggled to find joy. Then one day, they met Ace.

Our flexible support ensures families have what they need when they need it, from day-to-day essentials to unique needs you may not even expect:

Rent, Mortgage, and Utilities

support to help a parent who takes time off work to remain at their child’s bedside

Gas, grocery, or pharmacy gift cards

to help bridge financial challenges associated with their child’s medical care.

Car seats for infants

whose parents come to the hospital with an expired or damaged one, or who do not have the immediate resources to purchase one on their own.

Special equipment

such as a blinking baby monitor for deaf parents of an infant.

Taxi vouchers

to ensure families have access to transportation to and from their medical appointments.

Assistance for bereaved families

including the costs of a burial or cremation or transport of remains or cremains.

Breast feeding support

such as a pump rental or lactation services.

Other special needs

to maintain a family’s stability during their child’s treatment.

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Bringing back the joy

When you’ve been spending a lot of time at medical appointments, sometimes you just need to do something fun. Thanks to support from our friends at Ginny’s Kids, we’re helping families rediscover the joy of being together through engaging local experiences.

Refer a Patient

We require requests for Patient and Family Assistance to be made by a professional working with the patient. Through these long-term partnerships with care providers, our team ensures patients have access to support when they need it.

If you are a social worker or other care provider interested in receiving support for your patients, please complete our request form here.


Your gift makes a difference

When you donate to Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, you make it possible for thousands of pediatric patients and their families to receive critical support, dramatically improving their quality of life at a time when they really need it.