A safe haven where women with any type of cancer find mutual support, shared experiences, and open hearts.
Years of service: 28
Their story: Since 1992, WomenCARE has been serving women with any type of cancer (and their friends and families, their healthcare team). The agency offers a wide array of free services, both practical and emotional. In 2012, the agency began collaborating with the Family Service Agency under the guidance of David Bianchi, executive director of FSA. WomenCARE is directed and led primarily by women with cancer or a cancer history. They respect and depend upon the wisdom that comes from a diversity of cultures, economic backgrounds, ages, sexual orientations, and physical ability levels. They acknowledge cancer as a complicated disease that strikes at random, as a disease that can weave innumerable changes into women’s lives.
Fundraising focus: General donations for to the following services...
- ENTRE NOSOTRAS — culturally and linguistically appropriate services for the Spanish speaking community
- Emotional support groups tailored to meet a woman wherever she’s at in her cancer diagnosis
- Transportation to medical appointments, locally as well as to Stanford and UCSF
- Healing Circle groups such as Writing, Meditation, Laughter Yoga, Complementary Treatment educational classes
- Assistance with errands
- Light house cleaning
- Brief childcare respite