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Womens Cancer Resource Center
5741 Telegraph Ave
Oakland,CA,94610,United States

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Last Updated: 03.16.06
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Countries/States Served: CA
People Utilized or Employed: Social Work, Public Health, General Preventive Medicine
Types of Students Allowed:
Medical Students, Premedical Students, Nursing Students, Prenursing Students, Pharmacy Students, Prepharmacy Students
Program Length: Long Term (Greater than 1 month)
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University Affiliations: CSU East Bay
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Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Mission Statement

To empower women with cancer to be active and informed consumers and survivors; to provide community for women with cancer and their supporters; to educate the general community about cancer; and to be actively involved in the struggle for a life-affirming, cancer-free society.
9643; To provide 2-4 hours of in-home support per week for up to six months to low income women with cancer.
9643;To provide practical (light housework, shopping, meal preparation, assistance to medical appointments or respite care for the caregiver) and/or emotional (going for walks, reading out loud and talking to the client) support.

9643; Able to make a time commitment of six months
9643; Able to dedicate 2-4 hours per week to meet with the client
9643;Attend monthly support group meeting

Women who have compassion, good listening skills, a desire to make a difference and have a positive impact on the life of a woman with cancer are characteristics of people we are looking for to volunteer with this program. Good match and opportunity for Social Work, Psych., counseling students.

The Betts volunteer needs to be able to explain the program parameters during the initial visit and to establish boundaries for a good relationship with a new client.

If a Betts volunteer transports their client it is required that a copy of their current car insurance be submitted to Women?s Cancer Resource Center.

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