For nearly 18 years, Jacob’s Heart has been present with loving hearts and open arms to families who have lost a child to cancer or other circumstances. Our family counselors, interns and parent mentors are trained to accompany all family members through the journey of life without their child.
Jacob’s Heart is a place where every child is remembered, and each unique legacy is honored.
Programs and services include, but are not limited to the following:
Financial assistance to help with funeral or memorial expenses and practical support to help with daily challenges
Help and support with planning remembrances, memorial services, legacy traditions and celebrations of life
Compassionate connections during the holidays – candle lighting, celebrations, sharing during the holidays (read Priceless, by Aimee Grijalva)
Eight-week thematic support groups in both Spanish and English in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties
Monthly drop-in groups (you don’t need to sign up, just show up)
Bereaved teen support – outings, groups and connections
- Art and play therapy for grieving children
Peer mentorship – matching parents, grandparents and siblings with others who have been there, those who understand…the only ones who really understand
Referrals to additional resources
Bilingual support is available to all families who have lost a child to cancer or other diseases or conditions in Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and South Santa Clara Counties.
Contact Norma Anaya for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-724-9100.