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Janet G.

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Review for Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, Westlake Village, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Wellness Community Valley Ventura, Inc. provides more than free services for people with cancer and their families - they provide a safe and inviting place for those dealing with life-threatening and frightening real-life with others who are in the same place. You may think you know how someone with cancer feels, but until you actually hear the words "you have cancer" - you can't really understand. Other survivors do understand and support one another with concern, compassion and understanding. This agency does an amazing job helping families a warm, inviting, positive atmosphere. TWC-VV cares - everyone who works or volunteers there has an attitude of compassion and caring. The facility is warm and inviting and constantly striving to provide more for those who attend the groups and programs.....the positive attitude starts from the top - Suzanne and Marty lead the way with their competence and grace. I can't think of a better place to be at a horrible, frightening time. Kudos TWC-V

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

the way they are constantly striving to grow and do more to help survivors.

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

want to be Suzanne Drace.

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

Hearing about all the changes and work that has been going on via e-mails and viral marketing since I left the Los Angeles area.

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

professional, caring, considerate and "knew their stuff"

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

do more to get the word out to people with cancer and provide many more necessary programs and groups to help those dealing with cancer - and their families.

Ways to make it better...

I could have attended a support group for early stage breast cancer survivors there.

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

the ability to keep raising necessary dollars during these difficult fiscal times.

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

I'm a huge fan!!!

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Executive Director of The Wellness Community - West Los Angeles and a cancer survivor.