Programs

There is no need to face cancer alone.

The goal of CancerPartners is to provide the social and emotional support that, according to the Institute of Medicine, is as important as medical care in cancer treatment. The program, based on scientific research, helps mitigate the psychosocial distress that comes with cancer diagnosis and treatment, including powerful feelings of loss of control, loss of hope, and unwanted aloneness. By actively participating in their fight for recovery, patients and loved ones minimize these unpleasant emotions, enhance the possibility of recovery, and improve their quality of life.

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How to Join

CancerPartners’ no-cost programs of cancer support are open to all residents of the desert communities whose lives have been touched by cancer.

All it takes to get started is to attend a New Participant Orientation Meeting that includes an overview of the program and a tour of our nurturing, home-like facility. You will meet individually with a qualified mental health professional to select the support groups and activities best suited for you. During the meeting, you will also be able to explore other resources that may be helpful to you.

Call us at (760) 770-5678 or email us HERE  to sign up for Orientation.
Meetings currently held on Tuesdays at 3 pm and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm in English and Spanish.
Alternative times offered per availability; please inquire.

Orientations

Tuesdays at 3 pm & Wednesdays at 1:30 pm

 

NOTE: Our educational lectures are open to the public, however, an Orientation is required to participate in our ongoing support groups and healthy lifestyle classes.

 

Call us at (760) 770-5678 or email us HERE  to sign up for Orientation.

Our Support Groups

CancerPartners Support Groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals (LMFTs, LCSWs, etc.) who have received specialized training in the emotional stresses that occur when an individual is diagnosed with cancer. It is important to remember the people around the patient — spouses, partners, relatives, children, and friends, are also impacted. These caregivers and loved ones need support too. Our caregiver support groups provide shared wisdom on how best to support a loved one.

Kids and Teens

Cancer is hard to digest at any age—all the more so for young children and teens. At CancerPartners cancer doesn’t need to be a secret and all questions are okay. When children/teens know that other families are having similar experiences, it reduces stigma and provides a safe place to discuss and deal with their own cancer or that of a loved one.

CHILDREN’S GROUPS

Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 

For children ages 5-11 who have cancer, have a loved one with cancer, or children grieving the loss of a loved one.

 

Give us a call or email us HERE to schedule a brief orientation meeting for your child: 760 770-5678

TEEN GROUPS

Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 

For teens ages 12-17 who have cancer, have a loved one with cancer, or teens grieving the loss of a loved one

 

Give us a call or email us HERE to schedule a brief orientation meeting for your teen: 760 770-5678

Healthy Lifestyle Program

Expressive arts provide a creative outlet and welcome respite from treatment, caregiving, and daily stress. Many members find that learning a new skill or producing something of beauty is an unexpected benefit of their cancer journey.

Be Empowered

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Be a Volunteer

There’s nothing more satisfying than to give back to the community! CancerPartners trains volunteers and matches their skills and interests with the organization’s needs. » More

Be a Donor

We rely on generous contributions from people like you. There are many ways to give, and gifts large and small are welcome. » More