Partnership for Children helps children like Ava get services they need. Photo provided
Partnership for Children helps children like Ava get services they need. Photo provided

Information provided by Partnership for Children.

Partnership for Children is a local nonprofit whose mission is to increase access to medical care for children living with serious illnesses and support their families. In San Benito County, there are no children’s specialty hospitals, so children and youth diagnosed with a serious, life-threatening illness have to travel hours away to the Bay Area to receive care. Many families aren’t able to get their children to medical care due to lack of transportation resources.

“Every child should have access to the medical care they need to live their healthiest life possible,” said Executive Director Jennifer Ramirez.

Partnership for Children provides safe and comfortable door-to-door rides to medical care and gas assistance for families to make sure no child misses an appointment due to lack of transportation resources.

The organization also provides financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent and utilities to help families maintain housing and keep the lights and water on. Practical support services include diaper supply services and car seat provision for families in need of those services.

“I’m really happy with the services that Partnership for Children has provided for my daughter and I,” said Hollister resident Cynthia, mom to Lupita. “The gas assistance, diapers, and other support make a huge difference for us.”

On September 10, Partnership for Children will be participating in the San Benito Gives fundraising event hosted by the Community Foundation for San Benito County, raising funds for services provided to children and their families living in San Benito County. Donations will be matched at a percentage determined by the overall success of the event, so when community members donate they’ll be multiplying the impact of their generosity. Donations can be made starting September 1 at