Conner’s Cause distributes, on average, $4,000 each month in grocery and discount store gift cards so that families can provide nutritious food for children undergoing treatment. We also provide financial assistance to families for the purchase of special formulas and nutritional supplements for children with additional or restricted dietary needs.

Food & Supplement Assistance

Conner's Cause provides financial assistance to local families to enable their purchase of new tires, vehicle insurance and registration and minor car repairs.  This assistance ensures that hundreds of critically ill and injured children of our community have safe and reliable transportation.

Transportation Costs & Car Repairs


Conner’s Cause for Children distributes, on average, $4,000 each month in gasoline cards alone so that families from all over our region can focus on their child’s treatment, and not on how to cover the crushing cost of gasoline.

Gasoline Cards

Conner’s Cause provides financial assistance for medical appointment and prescription co-payments, out-of-pocket costs for medical supplies and equipment and out-of-pocket costs for physical, occupational and other therapies not covered by insurance.

Out-of-Pocket Medical & Prescription Costs

Request Assistance


Every year, Conner's Cause for Children provides relief for families experiencing financial hardship as a result of having to care for their critically ill or injured children. 


If your family is in need of financial assistance for some of your child’s care-related costs, Conner’s Cause for Children may be able to help you. Conner’s Cause for Children primarily assists families with children:


  • Who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or injury

  • Are 18 years of age or younger

  • And are residing or receiving treatment in San Diego, Imperial and parts of Riverside Counties


Please call Carol Del Signore, Executive Director, at 760-487-1592 to obtain information regarding applying for assistance.  You may also request information regarding assistance by sending an email to:


Although we try our best to assist as many eligible families as possible, our decisions are greatly affected by our funding so, regretfully, we are unable to guarantee assistance to all applicants.

For over 20 years, Conner's Cause for Children has lent a financial helping hand to local families struggling to cover the out-of-pocket medical and non-medical costs of caring for a critically ill or injured child. Conner’s Cause assists over 350 families each year and is the only area organization providing financial assistance to families of children with a life-threatening illness or injury, regardless of specific diagnosis. 

Through our financial assistance program, Conner’s Cause helps families maintain access to essential medical care for their children and sustain a safe and appropriate in-home care environment. We fulfill our mission to ease the burden for our families by providing a wide range of financial resources for care-related expenses, including, but not limited to:

Support Services for over 20 Years...

Each month, Conner's Cause provides hundreds of dollars in assistance for utility, water and phone bills to ensure that local families can maintain those basic household expenses essential for sustaining a safe and appropriate in-home care environment for medically fragile children. 

Utility, Phone & Household Expenses

How We Help

Working Together . . .

Ronald McDonald

House Charities San Diego »

“Conner’s Cause is a tremendous resource for the families we serve.  It is so nice to know that the support isn’t restricted to a certain illness or diagnosis.

For Conner’s Cause, it’s about the health and well-being of the family. As we all know, when a family is in a medical crisis the focus is on getting the child well. It tends to be a very stressful time on many levels and Conner’s Cause does an amazing job of expediting the application process and providing families much needed support. We truly appreciate having Conner’s Cause as a resource for our families.”


Gabi Rivers »

Director of Operations

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