Resources

Resources

The following list includes organizations that are current or former grant recipients, as well as links to the Marin County breast cancer website and the National Cancer Institute.

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation provides this information as a guide, but we are unable to endorse a person, place or product. We are also not responsible for the contents of the websites listed below. To Celebrate Life does not give medical advice. All information obtained from these sites should be reviewed with your physician.

Breast Cancer Online Resources

Bay Area Cancer Connections

Bay Area Cancer Connections is a nonprofit organization that supports people touched by breast or ovarian cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.

 

Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS)

Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) is a support and action group for young women in the SF Bay Area who are living with breast cancer. Through monthly support group meetings, an online network, and community-building events, BAYS members share information, experiences, and resources.

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF) is dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to low-income women and men battling breast cancer.

Ceres Community Project

Ceres supports primarily low-income people struggling with a serious illness with free, delivered and nutrient-rich prepared meals, nutrition education, and a community of caring.

Charlotte Maxwell Clinic

Charlotte Maxwell Clinic provides complementary integrative cancer care and safety net services free of charge to underserved women with cancer. Donated organic produce and foods are available to clients as well as grocery gift cards, emergency funds, and resources from local partner organizations.

Circulo de Vida

Circulo de Vida provides a variety of support programs to Latinos living with cancer including professional therapy to help children and teens cope with the confusion, fear and stress caused by parental illness.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation

HERS supports all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services, regardless of financial status. Certified Breast Care Specialists serve patients by providing personalized fittings in a private, compassionate and comfortable environment.

Hospice by the Bay

Hospice by the Bay provides palliative and hospice services for patients and their caregivers needing care and support during the final stages of life. Hospice is dedicated to promoting wellness at the end of life, as well as preventing and treating distressing symptoms or conditions that might threaten the quality of life for patients and families.

Institute for Health & Healing

Integrative medicine physicians and practitioners provide personalized care integrating contemporary biotechnical approaches with a diverse array of healing practices to treat acute or chronic issues. Modalities offered at the clinics include physician services, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, osteopathy and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and mindfulness training, nutrition counseling, Ayurveda, massage and bodywork and skin care.

Latinas Contra Cancer

Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC) provides cancer health education, patient navigation and psychosocial family support group services focused on the underserved and low income, Spanish speaking.

Lyon-Martin Health Services

Lyon-Martin Health Services provides care to lesbians, bisexual women, women of color, low-income women, older women, women with disabilities and transgender people.

Marin Center for Independent Living

Marin Center for Independent Living (MCIL) assists Individuals living with breast cancer to special public benefits programs. MCIL staff will assist in the application process for these programs. In addition, the center has an emergency assistance fund for individuals living with breast cancer.

Marin Community Clinics

Marin Community Clinics is a multi-clinic network with a wide array of primary care, specialty and referral services. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, vital health services are provided to more than 32,000 insured and uninsured patients annually.

Marin General Hospital Cancer Institute

Marin General Hospital’s Cancer Institute provides cancer patients personalized, integrative care from cancer prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment and recovery. A holistic approach focuses on the whole person, weaving complementary therapies from the Center for Integrative Health & Wellness (CIHW) into the overall treatment plan.

National Cancer Institute

Breast cancer information from the National Cancer Institute, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health

Pilipino Senior Resource Center

Pilipino Senior Resource Center (PSRC) was granted funds by AVON/San Francisco General Hospital Foundation to provide comprehensive support services to breast cancer patients and survivors. Filipina Breast Cancer Support Services Program provides services in a “Buong Puso” (whole heart) approach.

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation – Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Program

The Avon Breast Center provides state-of-the-art breast imaging, diagnostic evaluation and patient education, while the weekly inter-disciplinary breast clinic provides comprehensive care in surgical and treatment options, genetic counseling and testing, lymphedema evaluation and treatment, cancer education and culturally sensitive research.

Shanti Project

Shanti’s Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program (MMWCP) offers services to mitigate the barriers women face after a cancer diagnosis. Care navigators provide multilingual, culturally competent services, patient advocacy, language interpretation, help applying for social services, in-home support, appointment accompaniment and transportation assistance. Shanti also provides health and wellness groups and classes and works with anyone newly diagnosed, in survivorship or in palliative care.

Sunflower Wellness

Sunflower Wellness empowers people living with cancer to find strength and support through exercise. Sunflower bridges the gap between medical treatment and physical activity by working with oncologists to bring exercise directly to patients using the latest cancer and fitness research. Programs promote healing and a sense of well-being, while helping clients gain control through their recovery process.

Tim and Jeannie Hamann Foundation

The Hamann Foundation provides grants for direct and emergency services to Solano County breast cancer patients. Services provided include emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, food and transportation.

Women’s Cancer Resource Center

Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC) creates opportunities for women with cancer to improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance.The Faith Fancher Breast Cancer Emergency Fund provides direct and emergency financial assistance for low-income women and men in treatment for breast cancer in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties..