Janeway Patient Support Fund

At VOCM Cares, our mandate is to raise funds for charitable causes involving health, education and safety.   We are happy to partner with the Janeway Foundation in creating the VOCM CARES JANEWAY PATIENT SUPPORT FUND.  This is a 5 year commitment; VOCM Cares will make a $20,000 donation each year.

The primary objective of the fund is to support pediatric patients and their families who are facing financial hardships due to medical treatment.  When families end up at the Janeway, there can often be unexpected or new expenses and this fund will help alleviate some of the stress that comes with that.  It can cover things such as specialized medical equipment, medications, counselling services, even assistance with meals and accommodations for the family.  The Fund will be overseen by a dedicated committee of Janeway staff, including social workers.  This committee will meet regularly, to review fund applications, assess for support and ensure the funds transparent and ethical operation.

We’ve had a long standing relationship with the Janeway through our VOCM Cares Childrens Trust Fund.   By transitioning to the VOCM Cares Janeway Family Support Fund, we aim to extend the support for even more families through the committees efforts.

If you are at the Janeway and are looking for support, simply check in with your social worker.  They will help you fill in the application and get it to the committee.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a resident of Newfoundland/Labrador
  • be a pediatric patient currently receiving medical treatment at the Janeway (or referred for treatment to another hospital in Canada)
  • demonstrate financial need (as assessed by the Social Worker)
  • provide relevant documentation.

Our current fundraiser for the Family support fund is “Tim Powers Up for VOCM Cares” CLICK HERE to find out more or donate.