The Mission of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with life threatening or critical illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders and immunologic diseases.
Since 1993, the purpose of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation has been to fill the voids that exist in our community as a continuum of care for children with life threatening illnesses. The foundation was created by Dr. Ronald Oseas, the first child oncologist in Las Vegas, who identified the need for psycho-social services for ALL critically ill children and their families. He along with other caregivers went to work to provide support services and programs in the social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological areas. With the help of the community, new programs and services are being added each year to keep up with the ever increasing needs (We have over 20 programs and services at this time -- see attachment description of programs and services). Our biggest impact program, Camp Cartwheel, is the largest camp in the western region for critically ill children and their siblings. In addition, we have the first, in the state of Nevada, Masters of Social Work (MSW) social worker who is also a member of the APSOW (Association of Pediatric Social Oncology Workers)
NCCF is the only non-profit health organization in the state of Nevada that has been given Allied Health Privileges for the ability to review hospital medical records and add notes to regarding emotional and psychological needs and status. In June, we will introduce our In-Patient and Education Services program new to the state of Nevada and supported by the Clark County School District and Sunrise Children's Hospital. In addition, NCCF has the only two licensed Social Workers and Family Counselor that specialize in pediatric oncology cases in Southern Nevada. In addition, we were selected by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as the facility for student interns completing their practicum for the UNLV Masters of Social Work program.
|Address||6070 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 200
Las Vegas, NV
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