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Programs for Children and Families

Parenting a child with cancer can be overwhelming, but it is important to keep spirits high during difficult times. Whether it be an overnight camp or a friendly board game competition, a little fun can go a long way. To that end, we have compiled a list of organizations that work to keep children involved and happy.

  • provides a summer camp experience for kids ages 6-17 diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, whether they are in treatment or in remission, and it has a full-time medical staff onsite to monitor and meet the health needs of the campers.

  • provides free 5-day, 4-night summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings, ages 4-18. Every camper is paired with an adult companion for the full week of camp.

  • provides a welcoming option to families who live more than 60 miles from Omaha who are being treated at Children's Hospital & Medical Center.

  • grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

  • State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

    is a Federal-State partnership that offers low-cost or free health insurance coverage to uninsured children of low-wage, working parents. Callers will be referred to the SCHIP program in their state for further information about what the program covers, who is eligible and the minimum qualifications.

Financial Programs

While Angels Among Us can help ease some financial burden, outside financial help is always welcome. Below are links to some government/national organizations that can prove to be invaluable in keeping your finances in order.

  • Medical costs not covered by insurance policies can sometimes be deducted from annual income before taxes. Examples of tax deductible expenses: mileage for trips to and from medical appointments, out-of-pocket costs for treatment, prescription drugs or equipment and the cost of meals during lengthy medical visits. The local Internal Revenue Service office, tax consultants or certified public accountants can determine medical costs that are tax deductible.

  • a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for people who need financial assistance for medical expenses, is coordinated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), formerly the Health Care Financing Administration. At a minimum, states must provide home care services to people who receive Federal income assistance such as Social Security Income and Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Medicaid coverage includes part-time nursing, home care aide services and medical supplies and equipment. Information about coverage is available from local state welfare offices, state health departments, state social services agencies, or the state Medicaid office.

  • provides education, legal counseling and referrals to cancer patients and survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination and debt crisis matters. The Patient Assistance Program is a subsidiary of the PAF. It provides financial assistance to patients who meet certain qualifications.

  • is a Federal-State partnership that offers low-cost or free health insurance coverage to uninsured children of low-wage, working parents. Callers will be referred to the SCHIP program in their state for further information about what the program covers, who is eligible, and the minimum qualifications.