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Circulo De Vida Cancer Support and Resource Center

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Causes: Cancer, Counseling, Health, Mental Health

Mission: Circulo de Vida's mission is to walk alongside Latinos living with cancer and their families as they find their way through the fear, confusion, and uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis. We aim to reduce the devastating effects of a cancer diagnosis by helping Latinos identify coping skills that will support their ability to meet the challenge of a frightening disease.

Results: We've worked very hard over the past four years to keep our doors open. As many non-profits, Circulo has been affected by the poor state of the economy. But we are hanging in and everyone referred to us has received the services they need to make it through a diagnosis of cancer.

Programs: Support Groups for Women, Men & Children Home & Hospital Visits, In-hospital support Individual Counseling Las Angelitas Peer Mentoring In Hospital Support Spanish Lang. Look Good/Feel Better Program Educational classes Resources and Information Program Internships Program Development Facilitator Training Outreach

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Circulo de Vida for almost 10 years. It's an extraordinary organization! They provide emotional support, education on cancer issues, and resources to Latino cancer patients and their families both in English and Spanish. They also provide counseling for children, in-home care, in-hospital care and end-of-life care. Circulo de Vida has created a network with other organizations in order to work together to ease the burden of cancer in the Bay Area Latino population.

Anna48

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Rating: 5

Circulo de Vida has touched the lives of many Latinos experiencing the anguish of cancer. They provide cancer support services to the most needy and at no charge. They rely sole on the generosity of others. Please consider making a donation and encoring your social networks to contribute. They provide counseling for children, men, women, in-home care, in-hospital care and end-of-life care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Circulo de Vida (CDV) is an invaluable asset to Latino families in the San Francisco Bay Area who have been affected by cancer. They are the most comprehensive psychosocial health service provider for Latinos with cancer and their families. They have helped numerous Latinos navigate their way through the diagnostic, treatment and survivorship phases of cancer. They have a wonderful center that is open to all and extremely welcoming. Spanish-speaking Latinos are diagnosed at later stages, with worse cancers and have worse quality-of-life and more distress than Whites and CDV is doing much to address these disparities. They never charge a fee for their services and really need your support in any way or amount that you are able to provide.

Roger28

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the grandson on my beloved grandmother who provides a huge helping hand to Circulo De Vida, every chance i get i try to volunteer and help out for the breast cancer cause. Every time i have volunteered i had a great time met beautifully spirited cancer patients, survivors and other volunteers. The energy that Circulo De Vida provides for these women is unmatched, it gives diagnosed, recovering and even women who do not have breast cancer a place to go and feel accepted and be able to talk to other women about their experiences. Circulo de Vida provides information for women who are not completely aware of breast cancer or how to detect it. They are very much so involved in the community and want every woman in the area to know about their bodies. Overall the organization is a very helpful one, its brings light to those who live in darkness and i hope that this organization stays around for many more decades.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoyed volunteering at circulo de vida as I know that I am helping my community and at the same time honoring my abuelita who was a recipient of Circulo de Vida's spanish language cancer support services.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the greatest pleasure of interning with Circulo de Vida for my graduate school practicum, and could not feel more fortunate to have had that experience. From Carmen, the clinical staff, the volunteers, and the incredible, inspiring clients (past and present), I feel forever blessed CDV came into my life. I will forever be impacted from my experience working there, and will carry a special place for this organization in my heart always. There is something so special and unique about CDV, especially given how scarce resources are in a city that should be filled with them. CDV fills that void with their enormous heart. Thank you for the experience and the shared moments with everyone a part of CDV!