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Organization: Tara "Boom" Houston Children's Foundation  
Phone Numbers: 519-631-5359
PO Box 20171
St Thomas, ON
N5P 4H4
Location: St Thomas
Hours: Irregular
Executives: Scott Houston - President
Sheri Houston - Vice President
Service Description: Financial assistance when facing a child's chronic or terminal illness
  • funds for treatment, assistive devices, and specialized equipment not funded by OHIP or by family's private insurance
  • funds for travel to and from hospitals or medical facilities
  • accommodation expenses when receiving treatment more than 200 km away from their primary residence
  • subsidies for daily living expenses when primary caregivers are unable to work because they are caring for their child

Fees: Free
Application: Will only process requests from members of the immediate family
Eligibility / Target Population: Families facing financial hardship due to an ill child, birth to 18 years, with a life threatening illness
Languages: English
Area Served:
Brant, Bruce, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Grey, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth, Waterloo, and Wellington  
See Also: Children and Youth with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on October 16, 2018

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"About Us"
Taraboom, as we are affectionately now known, was established to help improve the lives for families whose children who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. Everyone needs hope, and helping families in our community is the hope of all of us at Taraboom.