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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

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have taught yoga classes at WeSPARK since 2004. I have seen WeSPARK change countless lives with its broad array of services, which are completely free of charge to cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers. WeSPARK Is a welcoming place full of love and compassion. The staff cares deeply about its members, and the camaraderie between guests is remarkable.

bonnie

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After 7 years working for weSPARK, I am still in awe of the broad array of FREE services we offer. This is such a sanctuary for all those touched by cancer. I meet people as they arrive and often see the relief in their eyes that they have found people who care about them and will help them through their journey.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a staff member at weSPARK, I hear from guests time and again about how our mind/body/spirit-driven services have helped them through what may be the worst thing they, and their families, will ever face. At weSPARK we help the whole family -- the patient and all of their loved ones who are dealing with their cancer journey. It's remarkable to see how our help can soothe a family in crisis and sustain them through this process. Beautiful, really.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WeSpark and the staff are among so many other qualities; innovative, client centered, and have the ability and desire to change as the needs of the population the serve change. As a professional I refer my patients/families to this organization whenever possible without any hesitation.

RogerHolzberg

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have watched weSPARK grow over the years and become, almost a household word, in the Los Angeles valley. I meet strangers weekly who all know of weSPARK as the place where friends and family received comfort and care while dealing with a cancer diagnosis. I love that fact that they are constantly innovating with new programs and fundraisers - from gourmet food truck nights to 5k/10k walk/runs on studio backlots.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have been to weSPARK while a patient, and as the (consulting) creative director at the National Cancer Inst. The weSPARK staff is never too busy to provide assistance, comfort and education, and the center has some of the best community outreach and fundraisers I've seen. They also serve as the "bricks and mortar" meet up space for the adolescent and young adult cancer support .org I2Y - bravo weSPARK!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a former weSPARK volunteer and a psychologist who works with patients and caregivers coping with cancer and its after-effects, I cannot recommend this Cancer Support Center more highly. Caring and highly qualified staff, a variety of services and activities at no charge, and a comfortable facility combine to create this safe haven for those facing these difficult challenges of cancer. It offers a place of grace and dignity for people during what may be the most difficult period of their lives. weSPARK is a tremendous resource in our community.

Breanna H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every day I see people overjoyed with the dynamics of weSPARK. Working in the front, I hear guests exclaim that this foundaiton has saved thier life. This is a comment I hear frequently. I feel delighted to be a part of weSPARK and to see the magic that occurs within everyone that comes through here.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Every day I see people overjoyed with the dynamics of weSPARK. Working in the front, I hear guests exclaim that this foundation has saved their life. This is a comment I hear frequently. I feel delighted to be a part of weSPARK and to see the magic that occurs within everyone that comes through here.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wespark continually lives up to it's mission statement. I have worked for, and been affiliated with non-profits for over 25 years and I am moved by the dedication, compassion, and desire to truly serve their "guests" needs. The work done at Wespark is life altering for all of those involved, including the service providers. I would highly recommend this non-profit to anyone.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wespark is an amazing organization because it puts the guests it serves first. They really care about everyone and you can feel it. They appreciate the people who work with and for them which emanates in fabulous care for cancer patients, their family and friends. I have been involved in non-profits for over 25 years and I think Wespark lives their mission statement.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with and referred many people to weSPARK and have seen firsthand the tremendous support and help they've received.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Over the years I've referred clients to weSPARK knowing that they will be well taken care of. The support groups are wonderful as patients and caregivers find others with similar concerns and share with them. The other services they offer are also very helpful to overstressed cancer patients and their families.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As Guest Services Manager for weSPARK, I have the honor and joy of introducing every new person to a wide variety of services that help reduce stress and promote well-being. At weSPARK, we address the whole person: mind, body and spirit, providing emotional support to people experiencing what may be the most difficult time in their lives. Our environment is non-institutional, warm and welcoming and all of our services are FREE to our guests.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

weSPARK provides a wide variety of no-cost services, programs, and support for people with cancer AND their caregivers. Individuals are treated with respect and sensitivity, the staff is educated, and the services and locations continue to expand. Whether one prefers a support group, a yoga class, a writing workshop, a lending library, or information regarding patients' rights, the individuals I refer to weSPARK call me with gratitude for introducing them to this warm and caring community.