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  

6 people found this review helpful

We Spark was there from the beginning and had every intention to stay with me as long as it took. During after and in between I had a friend a phone call or a 10 min. ride away. weSpark is the greatest origination because people came from all places and each had a story to tell that made you feel like you were not in the battle of cancer by yourself. I can go back when ever because now I am part of weSpark for life. It knows where your heart is and keeps you in the real world with your hand held.

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

I have been apart of this organizations treatments

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

It's great for what it has

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

Meeting others

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

very kind

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

give more classes and be there more often maybe 24/7

Ways to make it better...

I had a one on one everyday

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

Continuing with more money for staff

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

I felt hope in a hopeless situation

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I found I had breasst cancer this year and was directd to WeSpark by the breast care coordinator at Kaiser Panorama City. I was very pleased to find the resources there. At my "intake" interview I found a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere in a comfortable, homey setting. I have been to a few Tai Chi classes and have signed up to attend some workshops that are of interest to me. It's nice to have such a lovely, supportive resource nearby.

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

the exercise I've completed and the friendly support I've experienced there.

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

expand to other sites and offer even more to help those stricken with cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I Had heard of WeSparks a while back, but unfortunately didn't go to them until my husband died in October. I am so happy that I went they have been an exceptional help to me. The grief group I attend is incredible and I have made many new friends. The support of weSparks well I just cannot sing their praise enough. Thank you very much for being there. I tell everyone about them and their programmes.

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

my own life and recommend them to anyone I meet that maybe in need of them. I am sorry that we need organisations like this but as we do I am so grateful to have found them.

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2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

wow - what an amazing place. thank the goddess for wespark. such great support for me these past 15 months. wonderful yoga and relaxation classes. support along the way - info & a library. great staff - i even learned to play maj jong! LOVE IT check it out!

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

my everyday life

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

love showing up for work each day.

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

yoga and relaxation techniques

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

wonderful and supportive

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

save lives.

Ways to make it better...

i never got cancer and never had to go there.

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

more space. more parking.

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

they are great

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Working the Wendy Jo Golf Classic with WeSpark was such a rewarding experience. They are one of the most organized volunteer organizations I've had the pleasure of working with, and I will continue to help them in an effort for endless success.

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

email updates.

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

initiate more events for fundraising.

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

the people who run it.

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

all wonderful, dedicated and appreciative of everyone involved.

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

make a tremendous difference!

Ways to make it better...

we have more events to participate in.

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

Word of mouth. we need to help make it bigger.

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

I'm so greatful I discovered WeSpark! it has really made a difference in my life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

WeSPARK is a tremendous organization that does amazing things for a great cause. All WeSpark events are extremely fun and the people great.

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

the media

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

the great people involved and the events used to raise money

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

amazing people

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

find a cure for cancer

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-4-01

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6 people found this review helpful

At WeSPARK I am able to relax and feel at home. The support system has been strong and consistent in helping me cope with cancer. The array of support groups has topics to fit everyone's needs and I look forward to going there to network, learn, cry and laugh. I love WeSPARK. It is nice to know there is somewhere to go when I start to feel overwhelmed by my cancer. Thank you WeSPARK!

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

other survivors who benefit from their support survices just as I have.

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

the free yoga classes

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

kind, compassionate, informative and supportive

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

Have a presence across the nation and make a big impact on the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors and their families

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Over the past 4 years I've been fortunate to witness to the wonderful work WeSpark is doing first hand. Their support of families dealing with Cancer is something to behold. From their hands on approach in support of families dealing with this dreaded disease to their fund raising activities that make all this work possible, WeSpark is a tremendous organization.

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

their hands on approach in working with families dealing with the effects that cancer can have on a family. Their positive and supportive efforts are extraordinary and on a personal level.

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

The energy and effort that in on display at each and every event they put on. They make being part of their efforts feel like the best thing you could possibly be doing.

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

Hardworking, dedicated, committed, passionate and caring. They are involved for all the right reasons. They display the courage and determination of the person that started the organization, Wendy Jo Sperber.

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

Bring a lot of comfort, encouragement, support and caring to a much larger group then it currently does.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

As an individual battling cancer currently, I appreciate the support and services they offer not only to me but my family members as well who as you know face hardships as well.

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

my dealings with them in arranging for them to visit my corporate office building in support of our Annual Health Awareness Day.

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

continue seeking ways to branch out into other locations

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

They are so helpful, always willing to support members as well as educate the general public on their servies as preventative measures to help others from being struck with this diesease.

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

So caring! They were able to be suportive and willing to offer assistance whenever needed, day or night!

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

help so many more people by opening support offices through out CA and other states. They could really make a big impact!

Ways to make it better...

They had an office located in my hometown.

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

funding.

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

I love WeSpark and what it stands of. Nice job Wendie Jo Sperber for giving us this!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

weSPARK is an amazing place dedicated to helping, encouraging and teaching. This place has become a home where people can share stories, tears and courage and learn to live with and overcome the fears taht accompany this ugly disease called Caner.

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

they are not making money for themselves, they continue to raise money for the emotional aspect of healing that NO one can put a price tag on.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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