Ocean of Love is a non-profit, charitable 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping Ocean County children with cancer and their families. Our purpose is to assist the children through their illness. We provide financial and emotional support so that they can experience the "normal" joys of childhood, knowing their lives are significant and meaningful to each and every one of us.

What We Do To Help

Household Bill Assistance

We provide financial support to help cover expenses like rent, utilities, and other essential household services.

Transportation Assistance

We supply gas cards, parking, and toll reimbursement to help families have ease of mind when having to make frequent medical visits during treatment.

Food Assistance

We ensure food insecurity never becomes an additional challenge by giving grocery gift cards and providing holiday food assistance.

Additional Services

We cover expected and unforeseen circumstances during a family's journey on treatment and after. We're there for every step, including life's special moments and hardships.

  • Birthday and graduation gifts
  • Holiday checks
  • Family adoptions for the holiday season
  • Seasonal surprise gifts
  • "Pick-me-up" gifts during challenging times
  • Coverage of funeral expenses

Our Staff

Theresa Segui - Executive Director
Laurie Ann Ross - Caseworker
Rita Jarossy - Office Assistant

Our Executive Board
Chairman of the Board-Linda Pascarella
Vice Chair-Mike Little
Second Vice Chair-Dave Kalinowski
Secretary-Ted Maturo
Treasurer-Robert Truesdale
Sergeant At Arms-Jamie Batzel

Our Board
Andy Chase
Elizabeth Giron
Lisa Hill
Chef Mike Jurusz
Christine Linton

We are very fortunate and thankful to have a variety of supporters. See the link below for more details.

Our Executive Director |Theresa Segui

The Board of Directors of Ocean of Love were pleased at the appointment of Theresa Segui to Executive Director in 2017. Many people know Theresa as she has been a family of Ocean of Love for many years as well as a caseworker. Her son, Antonio, continues to battle the challenges of his childhood cancer. Those of you who know Theresa understand her dedication to our foundation. Theresa is proud and excited to continue the mission of Ocean of Love.