With any cancer diagnosis come feelings of hopelessness and social isolation. The mission of Cancer Support Community South Bay is to uplift and strengthen people impacted by cancer by providing support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking down barriers to care.
Since 1987, Cancer Support Community South Bay has provided psychosocial and emotional support to over 24,000 cancer patients and their loved ones. Research has shown that this type of support reduces isolation, improves quality of life, and is an important supplement to one’s medical treatment plan. We offer over 200 programs, services, classes, and workshops per month, all completely free of charge. This support is integral to cancer patients in active treatment, those returning to wellness post-treatment and long-term survivors, as well as their family members, caregivers and other loved ones, ages 5 and up. We work to empower our participants through education, resources, and community, so that no one faces cancer alone. Watch the video below to learn more about the impact of social services.