The Wellness Community Valley Ventura, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health, Cancer

Location: 530 Hampshire Rd Westlake Village CA 91361 USA

Mission: The mission of The Wellness Community is to help people with cancer and their loved ones enhance their health and well-being by providing a professional program of emotional support, education and hope.
Geographic areas served: Conejo Valley, W. San Fernando Valley and E. Ventura County
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 77-0205691
805-379-4777
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am a proud volunteer at TWC Valley Ventura. I say proud because to be a small part of such a "big" hearted non-profit organization gives me much joy and hope in the goodness of my "wellness community" family. I have seen first-hand how our programs of support, education and hope have improved the lives of cancer patients, their families and loved ones. Visit us and see for yourself!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community of Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hold open houses (if we had the funds to do so) so more people learned about us.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping people improve the quality of their lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, friendly and enthusiastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more people, offer more programs, subsidize medical care.

Ways to make it better...

we would be granted more funds.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money, money, money!!!!!

One thing I'd also say is that...

I would like the staff to be compensated for their hard work and dedication to the people they serve.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I'm a cancer survivor, times five... I've had Hodgkin's Disease twice, Breast Cancer, Melanoma and Thyroid (Hurtle Cell) Cancer, spanning 23 years. I volunteer as a Orientation Leader. I watch people that come in - usually newly diagnosed and absolutely panicked - find comfort and hope in TWC's facility/services being there for them. They go from a feeling of isolation, to knowing that they are NOT alone, and that they will find support and empathy from caring professionals, volunteers and other patients that are sharing their journey.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces of those who find comfort and peace while dealing with a horrendous disease.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not be able to suggest anything more than what they are doing now.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendships forged during the shared battle.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

unfailingly professional, nurturing and supportive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help even more people... there is never adequate money for fighting this increasingly virulent disease.

Ways to make it better...

I could have found adequate words to comfort those who are so devastated that they are still reeling from the diagnosis.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

always going to be funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am so grateful for all the love, resources and support that is given to those of us in a struggle for a good quality of life in the face of Cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Outstanding organization, defined by its caring professionals and volunteers. Willing to try new events and programs that benefit cancer survivors, their care-givers and family.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its support for cancer survivors as well as the friendly, helpful attitudes shown by its volunteers.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my new, and on-going relationships with other cancer survivors, an TWC's ability to understand and meet the various needs of the communities it serves.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding, dedicated and willing to help.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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