CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF PHILADELPHIA

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland 4100 Chamounix Dr. Philadelphia PA 19131 USA

Mission: The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (CSCP) is dedicated to providing, at no cost to members, a comprehensive and professional program of emotional support and education designed to enhance the mind, body and spirit of people whose lives have been impacted by cancer. CSCP offers programs at Ridgeland in Fairmount Park and other Philadelphia-area locations. Please call the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia at (215) 879-7733 or toll free at (888) 819-3553. Visit CSCP’s website at cancersupport-phila.org for more information, “like” CSCP on Facebook, and follow CSCP on Twitter@CSCPhiladelphia.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The CSCP is a gift to those affected by cancer! I was the the first among my family and friends to receive a cancer diagnosis. Despite generous support from those in my network, I felt alone. At CSCP I felt safe and supported by staff, volunteers, and my co-survivors. Never in my wildest imagination did I think I'd ever participate in a support group. But the survivors' group in which I participated helped me to navigate the waters of fear, anger, uncertainty, kindness, generosity, and acceptance with a modicum of grace.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

When my wife was being treated for cancer, she joined a survivors' support group and I joined a caregivers' support group at the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia. The weekly gatherings of my group helped me survive as a caregiver. Having the opportunity to talk about my fears, my hopes, my high moments, and my low moments with other people who were in similar situations helped me (and my wife) recognize that, whatever happened, we would get through it. In addition, the programs and presentations offered are a good source of reliable information that helped me make my way through a confusing and chaotic journey. Five years after my wife's diagnosis, I was diagnosed with cancer. My previous experience at CSCP helped me keep my own cancer treatment in perspective. My life has been better through my contact with the staff, the other participants, and the programs at CSCP.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I discovered this organization during my cancer treatment, and can't speak highly enough about the wonderful support that I received as I was going through my cancer process.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2004

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to CSCP a year after diagnosis, still embroiled in treatment; suffering mightily from side effects. Initially intimidated by the support group idea it was soon the highlight of my week. I learned so much about how to cope and how to get the help I needed from the medical community .In the group and many classes, truly, I remembered how to laugh again. What is better than that? I met the most amazing, courageous people, felt heard, respected, understood. At the time I could not afford exercise classes elswhere, nor had the energy for anything resembling a social life. This place and it's people- staff and co-survivors filled that gap and helped me grow wiser, healthier and happier with my new reality. I shall always be gratful. Later, as a volunteer, I continued to be uplifted and humbled by the courage of others and the sincerity of the staff and supporters of CSVP. Wether you/ friend/family are in the thick of your treatment or in recovery there is something there for you . Please don't hesitate to give your self this great gift.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia saved my life. The professional and caring staff, the varied and informative programs, the welcoming and supportive community, and the peaceful setting fill an important need largely unmet by doctors and hospitals. Not only did CSCP help my husband and me navigate the challenges of my treatment for breast cancer, but eight years later the experiences we had and the skills we learned continue to enrich the quality of our lives. I know I'll never be able to repay all the support I've received, free of charge, at CSCP. But I am committed to contributing as much as I can to this wonderful organization--both financially and as a volunteer--so that CSCP will continue to "be there" for other people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer, a donor, and a paid licensed and certified NIA instructor at The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia I have witnessed first hand the profound positive impact this very special place has on the people it supports. All services are received free of charge and the benefits to those of us who offer those services to those who receive them is priceless. The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia is a reflection of hope from the nature that surrounds the facility it calls home, from the variety of classes offered, from support groups, and from community events shared.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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