Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Project
Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Project (WOC) was created to help survivors navigate the world of recovery and develop self-care plans to aid in their survivorship. Our mission is to support breast cancer survivors, offer crisis intervention in the healing process, educate women and families on breast health, and actively participate in effective change as it relates to health and racial disparities.
TCRF Community Grant is funding the Say AMEN program, which is a web-based training designed to help build the capacity of pastors, faith-leadership teams, and community organizers to create culturally-relevant mental health networks and ministries, that support the mental health needs of breast cancer survivors and women at risk for breast cancer.Partner website
Project Angel Food
Project Angel Food serves over 3,700 critically ill, food-insecure L.A. County residents each year with home-delivered medically tailored meals and nutrition services. Our program alleviates malnourishment and food-related stress for people diagnosed with cancer, HIV/AIDS, kidney failure, and other serious illnesses. Malnourishment can have devastating effects on people with serious diseases, and the National Cancer Institute has found that it can account for 10% to 20% of mortality in patients with cancer.
The 2023 TCRF Community Partner Grant provides funding for our cancer clients, allowing us to deliver life-sustaining nourishment that fortifies these clients as they battle their illnesses, helps to improve energy levels and mood, and helps prevent malnutrition and starvation.Partner website
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center’s mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. For three decades, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults in Los Angeles County find healing after the death of someone close.
OUR HOUSE has four core service areas: (1) Grief support groups for children, teens, and adults in English and Spanish at our centers in West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills, public school and community partner locations, and online; (2) Camp Erin grief camp weekends for children and teens; (3) Grief education for teachers, doctors, nurses, medical students, mental health professionals, social workers, and clergy members; and (4) On-site grief responses for short-term support after a death in a business or school.
The 2023 TCRF Community Partner Grant will provide free grief support groups at schools and community centers for bereaved Latinx children, teens, and families.Partner website
Megan’s Wings provides financial and emotional assistance to childhood cancer families struggling to pay basic living expenses when parents must miss work due to caring for their sick child. TCRF is partnering with Megan’s Wings to fund our Gas Assistance Program, helping children get to ALL their doctor’s appointments. We believe no child should miss an important doctor’s appointment due to unaffordable gas.Partner website
Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition, and Dietetics
For more than 30 years the Marilyn Magaram Center (MMC) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) has provided programs to underserved individuals in our community. Our mission is to enhance and promote health and well-being through research, education, and services in food science, nutrition, and dietetics. The TCRF Community Partner Grant is funding the Whole Body Whole Health (WBWH) Program, which provides services and activities for individuals affected by cancer in the San Fernando Valley area. WBWH is open to the community for cooking demonstrations, cooking classes, gardening, and wellness workshops.Partner website
Healing Odyssey, Inc.
Healing Odyssey has helped empower more than 1,200 women survivors to cope with fear, reclaim their strengths and abilities, and live well and productively regardless of their prognosis. Our active, experiential-learning, 3-day weekend retreat program provides women cancer survivors with a roadmap for recovery. Healing Odyssey reaches out to all women with all forms of cancer and provides programs regardless of the survivor’s ability to pay. The 2023 Community Partner Grant from TCRF is funding women who cannot afford to attend our retreat.Partner website
Fran’s Place – Center for Cancer Counseling
With a grant from Tower Cancer Research Foundation, Fran’s Place-Center for Cancer Counseling’s licensed therapists will provide individual, couples, and family therapies to cancer patients/ families, who are underserved, have limited resources, and are struggling financially. These specialized psycho-oncology counseling services are provided at no charge, in English & Spanish, with a focus on improving quality of life, coping, adjusting, and managing, a diagnosis of cancer.Partner website
Established in 2011, BumbleBee Foundation is a nonprofit that supports pediatric cancer families through six programs. The core and heart of our organization is the Patient Aid Program, supported by TCRF, this program provides tangible monetary assistance to families in need. This support ranges from a simple Starbucks gift card to rent payments and anything in between to lighten the burden for families fighting for their child’s life.Partner website
Breast Cancer Angels
Breast Cancer Angels serves underprivileged individuals as they go through breast cancer treatment with direct financial assistance to help pay their bills and put food on their table. The 2023 Community Partner Grant from TCRF will assist over sixty patients with direct aid including food, gas, and/or utility bill payments over the next year.Partner website
Breast Cancer Angels
The mission of Breast Cancer Angels is to provide financial security for people undergoing breast cancer treatment so that they may focus on healing. They have a vision that no one will ever have to choose between paying for treatment or getting groceries for their family, and we take the steps to make sure they don’t have to.
A grant from TCRF will go to support Breast Cancer Angel’s One Family at a Time (OFT) program, which focuses on providing financial assistance for breast cancer patients throughout Southern California to prevent financial toxicity, poverty, and homelessness due to medical debt. OFT provides basic necessities such as housing assistance, utility assistance, grocery and transportation assistance to ensure patients can focus on treatment. Funding requested from the foundation is allocated directly to One Family at a Time’s program participants to provide urgent and timely financial assistance.Partner website
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