Please help us ensure that no hospitalized child is ever alone

Our Mission


The mission of Josh Cares is to provide comfort, support and companionship to seriously ill children enduring lengthy hospitalizations without a family member who is able to be with them consistently. Professionally trained Josh Cares Child Life Specialists serve as surrogates for, and links to, the families who would be by their children's sides if they could.

This video shares our story:

Video produced by Rebel Pilgrim Productions

Our Events

Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares

Our 3rd Annual Food Truckin' for Josh Cares was presented by Kroger and P&G with VIP Sponsor Ohio National Financial Services on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015- 11am-2pm on Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati.

Josh Cares Golf Outing

Glorious fall weather, friendly volunteers, a championship golf course and great food and beverages set the scene for a perfect day for the 4th Annual Josh Cares Golf Outing on September 18th at Terrace Park Country Club.

Fire and Ice

Thank you for your incredible support! The 10th Anniversary Celebration of Fire and Ice was held on Saturday, April 25th at the majestic Greenacres Arts Center in Indian Hill with over 175 guests in attendance who enjoyed a roarin' good time!

Chain of Love Display and Celebration

The Chain of Love for the 2014-15 school year raised over $22,000 to fund 1,000 hours of individualized care for our patients! The Chain of Love is the Josh Cares Student Advisory Council's signature service.

Why Josh Cares

  • Josh Helfrich

    Josh Cares was born out of the tragic loss of a beloved child, Josh Helfrich (read more)

  • Our Leadership

    Josh Cares was founded as, and continues to be, a very grass roots effort led by the dedication and commitment of a passionate volunteer cadre (read more).

  • Our Vision and Mission

    The Josh Cares vision is to ensure that no seriously ill child feels alone and afraid while hospitalized (read more).

Our Team

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