In this section you will find all that you need to know about our people, mission, history and frequently asked questions. If you want to learn more about our organization, just follow the links for more information. It’s extremely important to us that you get to know more so that you feel comfortable working with us. Once you take the time to find out what we’re all about, we are confident you will want to be engaged with our organization.
HOW WE HELP
HFNC hosts local support programs, community events, and also participates in regional and national programs for our Northern California community.
We work closely with our partners to provide resources for our community members. We have an emergency assistance program (EAP) that provides emergency financial support to families affected by bleeding disorders.
Steps for Living is an education program that was created in part through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement with continued support from Pfizer Hemophilia. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, NHF, or HFNC.
Historically, our community has banded together to protect the blood supply and create health insurance reforms. Today, HFNC provides advocacy is several ways. We participate in a state legislative day hosted by the Hemophilia Council of California and send community members to Washington D.C. for the national legislative day. We also develop our community's advocacy skills throughout several of our program offerings. Advocating for yourself or your family at school, work, hospital, and other locations is vital to get the care that you need. Contact the office with any questions or for more information on which events would be the best to learn about a specific issue.
HFNC is run by our Executive Director Alona Metz, Associate Director Bryan Anderson, Education & Advocacy Director Ashley Gregory, and our current Board of Directors. Our team values are: wellness, inclusivity, structure, dedication, and respect. We couldn't put on any of the events and programs without our amazing volunteers that join committees and help make every happen.
Times are changing. Old funding sources are shifting priorities. We need your support, both financially and in volunteer hours. Learn how you can help make a difference for our community. Get involved to ensure that current and future generations have the resources they need to live happy healthy lives.
FYI - Some events, programs, and services are open to people outside of our territory. If you have any questions our would like more information about our service area contact the HFNC office: 510-658-3324 | Alona.Metz@hemofoundation.org.