Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan founded the Little Moppet Heart Foundation with the sole purpose to cater to the needs of children with congenital heart defects.
The Hospice of Santa Cruz County honors the choices of individuals and families by providing exemplary end-of-life care and grief support to their community.
Their Grief Support Program for children and teens is open to the entire community. A family does not have to receive other hospice services to participate, and due to the generous support of donors, the program is provided free of charge.
Camp Erin Santa Cruz is their weekend-long camp for children and teens in Santa Cruz County, the greater Monterey Bay, Silicon Valley, and other areas.
The camp helps children and teens aged 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone special process their feelings of grief and loss in a healthy manner.
Held at Mount Hermon Ponderosa Camp, the rustic camp is nestled amongst the towering redwood trees and is the ideal setting for a fun, supportive camp experience.
The camp combines traditional, fun camp activities (like archery, swimming, and arts & crafts) with grief education and emotional support. Activities are facilitated by grief support professionals and trained volunteers.
Camp Erin serves kids through engaging activities and interactions that strengthen peer-to-peer connections. Campers learn that they are not alone; they are in the company of peers who understand.
Every year, Camp Erin cultivates a relaxed, safe, and supportive setting — one that allows kids to express their emotions, share their grief, and learn positive coping skills.
Hospice of Santa Cruz County honors the choices of individuals and families by providing exemplary end-of-life care and grief support to our community. Camp Erin© Santa Cruz is a weekend-long camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone special to process their feelings of grief and loss in a healthy manner.Learn More
The organization breeds and trains Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers to become service companions or for other individual and facility needs.
The Schoolbox Project provides mobile trauma-informed education, art, and play to children in refugee camps and crisis situations.
Founder Alina Alam wanted to build a social enterprise that engaged people with disabilities, empowered them, and created awareness about their employability.
While grief is something we will all go through, there are few places we can turn to find comfort, solace, understanding, and a place to tell our stories.
Hands Healing HeArts participants undertake writing, drama, music, sculpture and visual arts projects as vehicles for self-discovery and expression.
Providing barbecue meals for displaced residents and emergency personnel is one small way to temporarily soothe the harsh realities of immense recovery efforts.
At Hadassah, one of the largest hospitals in Israel, there is an open-door policy for anyone in need.