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Our Mission…To provide counseling, support, information and advocacy to families when there has been a diagnosis of cancer or other diseases that may impact vision.

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What We Do:

Institute for Families provides consultation and therapy for families whose child is suffering from a devastating illness. Our goal is to meet families soon after they receive the diagnosis, either in person or over the telephone. We provide nationwide assistance and understand the importance of reaching out to families during this difficult time, wherever they might be.

Institute for Families is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All of our services are provided at no cost to families and professionals, with funding provided by private donations. No federal funding is given.

"That what affects one, affects all and what helps one, helps all"
Nancy Mansfield
Founding Director
Institute for Families

What's New

  • IFF Expands Staff

    IFF is proud to announce two new Child and Family Specialists who have joined our organization, Elva Tamashiro and Paula Denney. Both Elva and Paula have been providing counseling services to families whose child has been diagnosed with a serious illness since January 2011. Their previous experiences working with IFF's founder, Nancy Mansfield, have allowed them to step in to very critical roles to support the on-going mission of the Institute.

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  • Know the Glow

    A white glow reflected by a camera flash in a child's eyes could be a sign of a serious eye disease.

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CHLA's 2011 Celebrate Life with Hope Event
CHLA's 2011 Celebrate Life with Hope Event
CHLA's 2011 Celebrate Life with Hope Event

 

IFF Participates in CHLA's 2011
Celebrate Life with Hope Event
IFF joined CHLA at the annual Celebrate Life with Hope event at Paramount Studios in June. The event honors childhood cancer survivors and their families with a fun-filled day of food and activities. With more than 2500 participants, IFF was proud to be a participant in this event and it was a good opportunity to meet CHLA families to introduce them to the critical services available to them.
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