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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.

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Video produced by Rebel Pilgrim Productions

Josh Cares Golf Outing 2016

Our Events

Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares

Fabulous blue skies mixed with plenty of sunshine and a crowd of downtown lunch-goers became the recipe for the 4th Annual Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares event held on June 8th on Fountain Square.

Josh Cares Golf Outing

Fabulous fall weather, friendly volunteers, a championship golf course and great food and beverages set the scene for a perfect day for the 5th Annual Josh Cares Golf Outing on September 17th at the Terrace Park CC.

A Spring Affair, The British Are Coming!

Thanks to PLK Communities and its employees, as well as a number of other dedicated sponsors, Josh Cares pulled off a new Spring Affair—this year with a British Flair.

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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