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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Counseling, Human Services, Mental Health

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.

Community Stories

264 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

WeSpark changed my life. They were incredibly nurturing when I needed it. They have a wonderful bereavement group - what a god send. A safe place to talk about my loss with others who truly could empathize with what I went through and the care taking before my loss. I didn't have to be strong or okay or tough - I could just be me and know it went no further. Truly helped and I continue to gain strength from the love and suppport and just plain kindness of the staff and clients.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

WESPARK is absolutely the best. The atmosphere is filled with loving kindness. The staff is made up of caring individuals who really go above and beyond what they are paid to do. The workshops, classes and support groups provide so much in terms of camaraderie, networking and information exchange that one always comes out of each and every WESPARK experience feeling positive, hopeful and cared about. It's all about providing what need, while also providing a chance to give help and support to other cancer warriors

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

the Caregivers Group was a blessing for me and my husband. He learned of WeSpark but by that time was too ill to partake of the services. He encouraged me to go to the Caregiver's Group. I was nervous to even call but I did it for Jerry. From the first call to the tour to the group so expertly led by Stephanie, I felt embraced and comforted. Six years later I am still grateful and calmed by my experience with these great people.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization was invaluable when I was first diagnosed with cancer, providing an outlet, support, sounding board, information, etc. I felt lost and they helped me find myself.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

In January, 2006, I was in the final stages of Breast Cancer. I learned to make friends with death. I went into remission in August, 2006 and went to WeSpark where I learned to make friends with life. Their programs helped me recover physically, mentally, and spiritually. The staff is warm, loving, and concerned. Their practitioners are professionals guiding their guests (Patients and Caretakers are called guests) to well being with exceptional programs. I’ve been away for a year as I’m recovering from another recurrence. Once again, I’m in stable remission. As soon as I have enough energy to return to the programs at WeSpark, I’m there.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

WeSpark has been a life changing place for me. Such support from the staff. I was so scared when I frist walked in the door. Didn't know what to expect. But everyone was so welcoming and the atmosphere was very tranquil, calm, inviting. The women I have met there have been inspirational and encouraging and always ready to lend an ear or shoulder.They offer a wide array of services.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm new to WeSPARK and have never before experienced such generous and heartfelt support. I recommend it every chance I get -- to friends, to my doctors, to anyone who might need to help a friend find support for themselves or members of their families. To help them expand and help even more people than they already have is one of my goals. The variety of therapies they offer is stunning in its depth and quality of practitioners.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

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