The Association of Family and Friends of Oncological Children of Catalonia, was born in 1987 from the life experience that we lived a group of parents who found themselves with the situation of having a child admitted to the hospital diagnosed with cancer.

That experience made us detect a whole set of deficiencies arising from this disease and we decided to organize ourselves to find solutions and find answers that would improve the quality of life of these children and adolescents and their families.

During all these years, we have launched programs and services aimed at improving the psychosocial health of all these children and adolescents and their families.

Our scope of action is autonomous. Our headquarters are in La Casa dels Xuklis, in the city of Barcelona, and we have offices in the cities of Tarragona and Lleida.

OUR VALUES

The Association of Family and Friends of Oncological Children of Catalonia (AFANOC) is a non-profit association, of a secular nature, which works from a solidarity perspective and works with values such as justice and social commitment, responsibility , the management of quality and free services offered to all children and adolescents with cancer and their families.

OUR VISION

The Association of Family and Friends of Oncological Children of Catalonia (AFANOC) wants to be a model in comprehensive psychosocial care for all children with cancer and their families, committed to raising awareness in society and working permanently for a quality management model that makes AFANOC a stronger organization and that works for equity between people.

AFANOC wants to be an entity that works from close proximity to families, from the moment of diagnosis, accompanying from respect and encouraging an active attitude on the part of the family and always adapting to new social realities. AFANOC wants to be socially transformative and innovative and to be a reference in the psychosocial care of our group.

OUR MISSION

The Association of Family and Friends of Oncological Children of Catalonia (AFANOC) is a non-profit association, of a secular nature, which works from a solidarity perspective and works with values such as justice and social commitment, responsibility , the management of quality and free services offered to all children and adolescents with cancer and their families.

In these special circumstances, the emotional and educational development of children and adolescents must be adequate and, therefore, our mission is to carry out any action aimed at improving their quality of life, as well as collaborating with the better knowledge of these diseases and their treatments.
Hospitals cover a crucial medical function,

but in long-term illnesses psychosocial health is paramount. And this is the reason for being an association like AFANOC: The Association of Family and Friends of Oncological Children of Catalonia, was born in 1987 from the life experience we lived a group of parents who we found ourselves in the situation of having a child admitted to the hospital diagnosed with cancer.