To enhance the quality of life for the Latino community by providing breast health awareness, education, and emotional support programs for Hispanic/Latina women and their families throughout the Chicagoland area.
Cancer Support Community (local groups)
Regresar al Bienestar (Mercado La Paloma) Breast Cancer Support Group Saturdays: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Spanish Support Saturdays Group Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Winnetka, CA
Circulo de Vida
In the field of cancer, many of the inroads to increasing language-specific psychosocial support in the San Francisco Bay Area can be directly attributed to Círculo de Vida Cancer Support and Resource Center. Founded in 1992, Círculo de Vida is the first successful Spanish-language support group program in the greater Bay Area and has since been a model for groups in five Bay Area cities.
Latina Breast Cancer Agency
Olivia Fe founded the Latina Breast Cancer Agency (LBCA) in April 2002 in response to the growing need for breast and cervical cancer education and awareness programs for underserved Latinas living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Latinas Contra Cancer
Latinas Contra Cancer is raising awareness about cancer in the Latino community, increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality and improving the quality of the health care experience. We do this by offering support services and resources for the Latino cancer patient and their family; collaborate with other small agencies to provide education and outreach services; partner with health care institutions to bridge the gap through culturally competent outreach and medical care.
La misión de Nueva Vida es informar, apoyar y educar a las mujeres Latinas cuyas vidas han sido afectadas por el cáncer; al igual que facilitar y abogar por el acceso a servicios médicos de alta calidad para la oportuna detección, diagnostico y tratamiento del cáncer.
If you know of additional support groups that should be included on this list, please submit the information to Editor@HealthyHispanicLiving.com.