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About Us

Kids Konnected was developed on the premise that when a parent gets cancer, the entire family is affected and the needs of the children must be addressed. Our programs started in California and soon spread nationwide. Eleven-year old Jon Wagner-Holtz established Kids Konnected in 1993 after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He was feeling alone in the wake of his mother’s diagnosis and was interested in talking with kids his age going through the same experience.  Jon approached Susan G. Komen, Orange County who graciously granted him $250 to start a hotline from his house that would enable him to reach other kids in the community affected by cancer. Originally known as Komen Kids, Kids Konnected grew quickly and was granted a 501c3 non-profit corporation status in 1997. Jon says, “The success of our programs lies in the tears of a child being wiped away by a caring friend and in the quiet ‘thanks’ of a sick parent that can worry less about the emotional stress their illness has on their children.” Kids helping kids is what we’re all about. Because of our “Konnection” you don’t have to be alone anymore.

Kids Konnected’s corporate office is located at 26071 Merit Circle Suite 103, Laguna Hills, California  92653.   Our phone is 949-582-5443, and our email is info@kidskonnected.org

Kids Konnected is supported by the generous gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals.  We receive no county, state or federal funding and our board of trustees are non-compensated.



...how Kids Konnected helps:

At Kids Konnected, we know that cancer affects the entire family. Each of your children will experience your diagnosis in a different way and with different feelings. Cancer is not an easy subject to talk about and many parents try to avoid the topic in fear that they will scare their children. At Kids Konnected, our approach is to provide a supportive environment to the children so that they can share their feelings alongside other children going through the same thing. We provide free services such as support groups, summer camps, education, and fun events that allow the children to have a break from their parents cancer diagnosis. Learn More

At Kids Konnected, we are here to offer support, understanding, community, comfort and a safe haven while you go through your parent's cancer journey. At Kids Konnected you are not alone and can share with people your age who understand what it is like to experience cancer within the family.

Through our yearly summer camps, youth leadership, support groups and events, Kids Konnected is there for you during the difficult and happy times as you go through your unique cancer experience within your family. Learn More

At Kids Konnected, we provide friendship, understanding, education, and support to children who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent to cancer. Know that you are not alone and can share with other teens who understand what it is like to experience cancer within the family.

Through our yearly summer camps, youth leadership, support groups and events, Kids Konnected is there for you during the difficult and happy times as you go through your unique cancer experience within your family. Learn More

When a cancer touches a parent you know, it can be challenging to know what you can do to help. At Kids Konnected, we provide support, education, community and understanding to children who have a parent with cancer or have a parent that has died from cancer. We provide custom care packages for the children, resources, support groups, bereavement workshops, summer camps and special events. The generous donations made by people like you help us provide these free services to families experiencing cancer.  Learn more about volunteering, upcoming events and how you can support Kids Konnected. Support Our Programs