The mission of The Cancer Support Community – Redondo Beach is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.
We opened our door 25 years ago in Redondo Beach on the Pier, and have been an active member of the community ever since. The Cancer Support Community- Redondo Beach was the 2nd in the country to be chartered, patterned after the Santa Monica community. Today we are part of a global network of affiliate organizations dedicated to providing emotional support to cancer patients and their loved ones. We provide more than 140 programs per month, including satellite locations in Harbor City, Torrance, and Long Beach. Our programs are provided at no cost to participants. We receive funding through generous grants from corporations, foundations and municipalities, donations from individuals, and from fundraising events.
Programs: Cancer support community-redondo beach (the community, formerly known as the wellness community south bay cities, inc. ) offers a free program for cancer patients, and their families and loved-ones. The communitys goal is to help as many cancer patients as possible recover from the physical and emotional effects of cancer to the greatest extent possible. The psychological support and educational programs are designed to address the loss of control, hopelessness, and social isolation that cancer patients and their families often experience. Such programs include group sessions, counseling led by licensed therapists, education, and social services for patients and their loved ones. During 2014 the community served over 1,500 participants, including over 100 children in their kids community program. The community has been able to offer free programs through the generous support of individuals, corps, foundations, and thru year-round special fundraising events.
I don't think I could have made it through my cancer without The Wellness Community. Their support groups were a necessary outlet for me to express my feelings and talk with other going through the same process as me. Friends and family can really help support you, but there's nothing like being with people who REALLY know what you're going through. Now that I'm through with my treatment, I volunteer for them whenever I can.