EMOTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM
HELP FOR THE HEART
TBCF provides professional and peer support to the entire family, including parents, the child in treatment, and
siblings to ease emotional hardship.
FAMILY COUNSELING GROUPS
Supportive services in collaboration with local organizations and licensed professionals for families during the varying stages of their child’s treatment. Our Spanish Parent Groups, English Parent Groups, Teen Groups and Kids Groups are offered virtually each month for families in the tri-counties battling pediatric cancer.
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES COUNSELING
We are now able to offer families of all income levels individual or couples counseling in partnership with Family Service Agency. Services are offered either in-person or virtually in Santa Barbara city, or virtually in all tri-counties.
Items for families such as furniture, appliances, clothing, bedding, and hospital care packages are provided to families in need. Families of all income levels may also request gas cards to cover the cost of four round trips to and from their treatment location as well as up to $2,000 in hotel accommodations.
FAMILY CONNECTION EVENTS
Family Fun Days, trips for children and their families, caregiver spa days, and holiday parties are created to offer a safe environment for families to gain support from and connect with one another.
FAMILY BUSINESS DIRECTORY
If you are a TBCF family and you own a small business or have a specific skillset you'd like to offer to the community, consider joining our Family Business Directory! We use this directory to hire TBCF families as vendors for our fundraising events, donor appreciation events, and are building a directory we can share with our supporters. We would love to help promote your business!
Families of children in treatment can participate in Project Holiday to receive Christmas gifts, Easter baskets, Thanksgiving dinners, Valentine’s Day cards, grocery vouchers, and more! All items are provided by donors and delivered to the families’ home or child’s treatment location.
PARENT ADVOCACY PROGRAM
If you are a TBCF Alumni Parent who is interested in giving back, consider joining our Parent Advocacy Program. This is a group of dedicated parent advocates who have been on a pediatric cancer journey and would love to provide support to newly diagnosed families as a peer-mentor. Please let us know if you're interested in joining this program. We are in the process of developing peer-mentorship trainings, and would love to brainstorm with you!
"We have been able to form bonds with other parents, which is encouraging, especially on days that seem gloomy. Our doubts and fears have decreased thanks to the support of surrounding families and facilitators at our monthly family counseling groups.”
- Leticia, TBCF Mom