Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor is a local nonprofit affiliate of The Cancer Support Community (CSC), opening our doors in 2007. The Cancer Support Community is the largest and most comprehensive program in the country devoted solely to providing emotional support and education to people with cancer, their caregivers and children – all free of charge.
Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The Cancer Support Community is a resource for education and information, and a place to gain support – all in an environment of acceptance and hope. In our local community, special outreach efforts to historically under-served portions of our community have been added – to ensure that we truly are serving all people affected by cancer.
There are five core programs at the Cancer Support Community:
- Healthy lifestyle activities
- Social events
- Resource connections
The components of CSC programs have been shown to improve patient health, mental health, and quality of life.
The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor is a unique, grassroots organization that was founded locally by a group of committed community volunteers who have each been personally touched by cancer, and who understand that traditional medical treatment is only one piece of successful cancer care. A volunteer Board of Directors governs the Cancer Support Community, and program guidance is offered by a Professional Advisory Board, consisting of experts in the fields of oncology and social services.
Drop in today to meet our staff and learn more about our services.