weSPARK Cancer Support Center

Rating: 4.95 stars   487 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Human Services, Cancer

Location: 13520 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks CA 91423 USA

Mission: weSPARK is a special place dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients, their families and friends. weSPARK provides free of charge, a center where one can join with others to share their experience, strength, and hope. weSpark offers multiple services designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those lives that have been affected by cancer.
Target demographics: cancer patients and their loved ones
Geographic areas served: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley
Programs: free support groups and a host of other therapeutic and holistic programs. These programs are designed to alleviate fear, anxiety, depression, isolation, and evoke feelings of relaxation and well-being.
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EIN 95-4785462
818-906-3022
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

What a great support! Everyone's unique experiances were so helpful to my own issue. The group was such a relief every visit and helped me feel it was OK to grieve and feel my emotions. I would surely go back if I cancer affected my family again.

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the best

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2007-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

My husband died in May 2009. We Spark has been an outstanding resource for myself and my two boys. The counselors are sympathetic and loving. The classes are exceptional

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

how my children are adjusting to the death of their father.

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

The wonderful people.

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

thoughtful, caring and very supportive.

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

get a larger space and offer more classes.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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7 people found this review helpful

WeSpark is a place of friendship, support and love. I have spent time there and have learned how to live with Breast Cancer. They welcome the whole family. the programs they offer are great and the seminars are even better. The Cancer Community needs more places like WeSpark.

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

Myself and other women on how to deal with Breast Cancer.

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

take it to other cities and States.

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

I have learned how to be a women living with Breast Cancer. My husband was a guest of WeSpark as well and got the support that he needed.

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

The kindest most caring people I have ever met.

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

expand and reach so many people.

Ways to make it better...

you can't change something that is already so very special.

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

Like any non-profit I am sure that funding is always needed.

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WeSpark is a wonderful gift for those of us fighting Cancer and those that are healed but can still go for support.

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2008-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

weSpark has been a wonderful support group for my sister is fighting breast cancer and for my nephew and I. The people are warm and understanding and the programs lift the spirits

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

The way they support both the person with cancer and the caregivers

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

So exactly what they are doing

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

The meeting with Bonnie because she was so very understanding when I needed to talk to someone about my sister's battle with cancer

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

Understanding, warm and willing to help

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

Do much more to help people with cancer and their caregivers.

Ways to make it better...

It could not be any better.

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

Funding to keep the program alive

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

WeSpark is an amazing support group

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

The staff and professionals they bring in are so kind and loving. My very close friend is fighting cancer and they provide services that have kept her motivated and healthy. During her fight my son was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer and I became a client. They kept me going during the worse of his treatments. This is a wonderful, caring place of refuge.

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

the hope and love they provide to their clients.

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

loving and caring.

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

provide more services and serve more clients.

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2009-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

When they say "Laughter is the best medicine" it is true.The friends at wespark are what Martin was to Lewis and Hope was to Crosby. They needed each other to bring happiness to people lives. Wespark brings joy to so many. The events they host are all about lifting spirits. It just works!!!!!!!!!!!--kk

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It brings so much joy.

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I wish more people were aware of them.

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2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

WeSPARK was a soft place to fall for my daughter and me during our struggle with her lymphoma. Nobody "gets it" like the staff and those who sre in in all phases of the cancer journey.

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

change the way people battling cancer see the world;make them stronger for their journey.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-2-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I was having a tough time accepting a breast cancer treatment protocol and I called weSpark out of desperation. I was so surprised when a counselor was able to talk to me immediately. She was also available to talk to me one-on-one within the hour and I went straight over there. She helped me tremenously to cope with my situation. I saw her about three more times and I became better able to accept my situation. I could not believe that professional help was so readily available in my time need. The staff at weSpark was wonderful and they have an amazing array of programs.

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

wonderful, warm and caring. They really helped me in my time of need.

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2009-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

After being diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in January 2007, WeSpark was an absolute lifesaver. I attended many breast cancer support groups. Took advantage of the yoga, reiki, biofeedback and many other classes. It was a tremendous experience to be with other people that were facing the scary fate of cancer. Everyone is so loving and terrific here and I recommend them to everyone I know that needs the type of support they give.

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

helping many people find themselves after being faced with the trauma of a cancer diagnosis.

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

try to find more parking.

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

the friendliness and openness of everyone involved.

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

wonderful!

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

make an amazing difference in the lives of many, many more cancer survivors.

Ways to make it better...

it was only closer to my home.

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

getting enough funds and finding quality instructors and programs.

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

this place is a dream come true and it works exactly as it was designed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I had a friend tell me that she was 22 years old and diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins. As expected, she was lost, did not know where to go and who to turn to for help and to listen. I told her about WeSpark, that she should call and get help. That same day, she called and they set her up to speak to someone. I felt I helped her, but I also felt good about WeSpark being there to begin with. WeSpark is a place to heal, grow, form new friendships, but especially a place you can lean on when times are tough.

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

Helping a friend discover hope.

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

Try to win the lotto, and donate funds to keep it going strong. I would also spread the word about this organization, to people all over the U.S. and have programs for non-English speaking persons.

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

The organization came through like I knew they would.

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

Kind and respectful.

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

Give people who have cancer, hope. Open awareness to all in the community.

Ways to make it better...

does not apply

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

funds.

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

Thanks WeSpark for being there.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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