Breast Cancer Connections Overview
Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area
Programs: CBHP programs include: a comprehensive Breast Health Library; helpline telephone and walk-in support by caring volunteers; weekly drop-in question and answer sessions with physicians; a Buddy Program matching current clients with breast cancer survivors; support groups for individuals who are newly diagnosed, have metastatic breast cancer, have DCIS, and who have completed treatment; a support group for couples; a team of therapists available for crisis counseling; healing and guided imagery sessions, writing workshops, mindfulness meditation workshops, life coaching and other ongoing wellness activities; assistance preparing for medical appointments; and volunteer opportunities for breast cancer survivors and friends. CBHP also provides an outreach program, The Gabriella Patser Program, that helps young, at-risk women navigate the medical system and access necessary screening and diagnostic tests. The program pays for services for women under 40 who have no insurance or resources and are at risk for breast cancer.