The Helene Foundation
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Our Story

About the Helene Foundation

 

The Helene Foundation provides immediate support to mothers fighting cancer to positively impact families.  


Who We Are

The Helene Foundation was established in 2009 in honor of Helene Davidian, a nurse and devoted mother who  lost a courageous battle with cancer in May of that same year.  Helene spent her life serving others; she found joy in giving of herself. That’s why the Davidian family established a foundation in her name - to allow Helene’s passion for serving others to continue for years to come.

What We Do

The Helene Foundation is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to North Carolina families with mothers actively undergoing cancer treatments.  Families are referred by a hospital professional or a friend or family member. Upon acceptance, the mother and her family are sponsored for a six month period. Should the mother lose her fight with cancer, the family continues to receive assistance until their six months are complete. Many times we have even extended the length of time they receive support. During that time, we focus on providing immediate, practical support and services for mothers and families fighting cancer. This assistance includes, but is not limited to, family meals delivered to the home, housecleaning, child care, tutoring services for children, and assistance with  transportation costs to treatments and medical appointments. While we don’t physically provide the services, we work closely with trusted vendors who do. 

We are not a cookie-cutter organization. Women are affected by all kinds of cancers, and we work with moms regardless of their specific type of cancer diagnosis. Also, because each family’s story is different, the services we provide are different in each case. We evaluate each family’s individual needs and respond with the appropriate services -  for example, a family with younger children may need help with childcare, while a family with older children may need help with tutoring. Every dollar donated to the Helene Foundation goes directly to services that most help  the families we serve.  

Since its  founding in 2009, The Helene Foundation has assisted more than 150 families and has touched the lives of over 300 children.


 

Upon acceptance, the mother and her family are assisted for a six month period. During that time, we focus on providing immediate, practical support and services for mothers and families fighting cancer. This assistance includes, but is not limited to, family meals delivered to the home, housecleaning, child care, tutoring services for children, and assistance with transportation costs to treatments and medical appointments. Our goal is to reduce the mother’s stress to allow her to focus on her health and well-being and help the family to maintain as much normalcy as possible during this stressful time.  

While we don’t physically provide the services, we work closely with trusted vendors who do. Should the mother lose her fight with cancer, the family continues to receive assistance until their six months are complete.