Assistance to Families
Friends of Children is a registered charity providing free and confidential service for Northern BC and East Kootenay families with children in medical need. Our 1.866.564.2217 toll-free number will reach Kelly or Sheila who will help you fill-out your family and child’s information. Your information will be kept private and confidential.
Support may come in the form of:
- Assisting with financial support for travel, meals and accommodation involving children’s medical needs
- Providing resource information and emotional support
- Coordinating support through our links with other organizations
- Family assistance is made possible through donations and fundraising of our wonderful supporters.
The first step in seeking support from the Friends of Children is to call our toll- free number 1.866.564.2217. Once information is provided for an intake form, FOC will require a doctor’s referral or confirmation of your child’s medical appointment or need. Before approval of future funding, original receipts must be submitted to our office related to the value of the grant provided by FOC. Friends of Children will not reimburse or pay for items or services purchased prior to our approval.
Friends of Children Society is aware of its responsibilities under the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act (PIPEDA) and other applicable privacy legislation. It limits collection of personal information to that necessary to serve its members in providing them with information and member services. Friends of Children does not share, exchange, trade or sell members’ personal information to external parties. Personal information is stored in a secure manner and protected against unauthorized access. Friends of Children staff and volunteers are aware of their obligations and responsibilities to safeguard individuals’ rights to privacy and are required to adhere to an internal confidentiality policy.