Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation offers programs to families
who have a child battling cancer living in Santa Barbara, Ventura and
San Luis Obispo Counties in California.
*If you are in need of support and live outside of Santa Barbara, Ventura and
San Luis Obispo Counties, please take a look at our Local & National Resource Page
for additional resources available to you and your family.
OUR PROGRAMS ARE THE HEART OF TBCF.
There are many hardships a family experiences during a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation offers a wide range of programs to lessen the immediate financial, emotional, and educational challenges that arise, while providing ongoing opportunities for families to connect with each
other in a safe space.
Low-to-moderate income families can receive help with household bills and expenses associated with caring for a sick child. Funds also help offset loss of income due to one or both parents reducing work hours or leaving their job to care for their child.
TBCF provides professional and peer support for the entire family, including parents, the child in treatment, and their siblings to ease emotional hardship. These programs include Family Counseling Groups, Family Connection Events, Project Holiday & More!
This program gives parents the necessary tools to support and advocate for their child's academic career and provides a smooth transition back to school following treatment. Programs include tutoring services as well as neuropsychological testing.