The "J" Foundation, Inc. uses contributions made by our supporters to provide direct help to families struggling with a child's life-limiting illness. We receive referrals regarding families in need from personnel at various local hospitals and other sources.
On a case-by-case basis we help families pay their mortgages, utility bills, taxes, automobile repair costs, expenses for transportation to and from treatment facilities, and other necessary expenses. We provide financial support for medically-necessary home improvements, such as wheelchair ramps and electrical upgrades. We fund counseling services for families with sick children, both before and after the death of the child.
In 2006, we funded a project at the A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children, which involved the creation of over 100 Bereavement Bags full of books and information to support grieving families. With great sadness we also pay for many funerals each year in order to minimize a family's financial worries at the time when they are dealing with the loss of their child.