Financial Assistance

Families in crisis are referred to us by an extensive network of social workers, case managers, and other healthcare professionals within hospitals, medical facilities, social service agencies, and treatment centers.

Although they are often invisible to all but the family, financial side effects of serious childhood illness can be devastating. Your support enables us to provide assistance with expenses not covered by insurance, such as:

  • Utility and phone bills
  • Mortgage/Rent
  • Car payments
  • Transportation costs
  • Disability needs
  • Air conditioners for children with severe pulmonary, cardiac, skin, liver, and kidney diseases
  • Medically necessary dietary supplements, special foods, and formulas
  • Co-pays
  • Child care
  • Funeral expenses

Assistance is paid directly to vendors or creditors to avoid misappropriation of funds. Burial lots located at George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting, PA, and Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Horsham, PA, are also available. Please call our office for more information.

Family Fun Days


The annual Spirit of Philadelphia cruise, made possible through the generosity of Entertainment Cruises, Inc., more than 400 parents, patients, and siblings interact and enjoy each others’ company while the caring Spirit of Philadelphia crew members volunteer their time to assure a memorable experience for all. Clowns, DJs, Miss Philadelphia, and various entertainment groups add to the fun.

Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program

We all know how stressful this time of year can be, but when you care for a seriously ill, injured or disabled child, the extra expenses involved make it very difficult to provide a warm, enchanted holiday you dream of for your children.

The families we reach through our Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program have children who are suffering from a variety of conditions including cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, severe disabilities or serious injuries. These families are under immense financial strain and are brought to our attention by social work departments in hospitals and social service agencies.

Support Event for Caretakers Caring for Children

Staying strong as a caretaker requires taking care of yourself too. We are here to help you do just that!

If you are interested in putting forth minimal effort to feel a world of support, connections to caretakers just like you and a strong network of
resources, then please consider attending a Support Event cohosted by Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund and Ryan’s Case for Smiles.