The Michael Hoefflin Foundation seeks to bring comfort and hope to families of children diagnosed with cancer in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding valleys. We are here to help. Our programs have provided services to over 500 families.
These services include:
• Grocery assistance
• Gasoline assistance
• Information and referrals
• Family entertainment activities
• Quarterly support group meetings
• Counseling and tutoring
• Financial assistance
• Educational resources
The Foundation organizes fun family activities throughout the year. Each year events have included: a night at Mountasia Family Fun Center, a bowling and pizza party at Valencia Lanes, a Halloween party, and various sports and entertainment events.
The Foundation provides financial support to families of children diagnosed with cancer in the Santa Clarita and surrounding valleys.
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
Kare Kits are special backpacks put together by Foundation volunteers to be distributed to newly-diagnosed patients and their families at area hospitals. They include practical supplies needed for a hospital stay, including: grocery and gasoline cards, toiletries, a flashlight, 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 currently serves the following areas (in California):
Santa Clarita Valley
San Fernando Valley
Portions of Conejo Valley
Contact Us if you or someone you know could benefit from services offered by the MHF