The Michael Hoefflin Foundation seeks to bring comfort and hope to families of children diagnosed with cancer in the Santa Clarita and surrounding valleys. We are here to help. Our programs have provided services to approximately 500 local families including:
• Grocery assistance
• Gasoline assistance
• Information and referrals
• Family entertainment activities
• Monthly support groups
• Counseling and tutoring
• Financial assistance
• Educational resources
The Foundation organizes fun family activities throughout the year. Each year annual events have included a night at Mountasia Family Fun Center, bowling and pizza party at Valencia Lanes, Halloween party, a picnic in the park, holiday party, and gift baskets, and various sports and entertainment events.
The Outreach Program works with area hospitals by providing Kare Kits to newly diagnosed patients and their families. MHF Kare Kits include practical supplies needed for a hospital stay: grocery and gas cards, a special blanket for the patient and a notebook of resources for the parents. Hospitals working with the Foundation include Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Kaiser Woodland Hills, Kaiser Sunset, City of Hope, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, and LA County/USC.
The Foundation hosts quarterly support group meetings for Foundation Families where parents discuss childhood cancer related issues. Occasionally guest speakers are invited to speak about specific related topics. A licensed child and family therapist facilitates separate group meetings for patients and siblings concurrently with the parent sessions. For more information, please contact our office.