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CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY - CENTRAL INDIANA INC

So that no one faces cancer alone

aka Cancer Support Community Indiana   |   Indianapolis, IN   |  www.cancersupportindy.org

Mission

The Mission of Cancer Support Community Central Indiana is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. So that no one faces cancer alone.

Ruling year info

1994

President & CEO

Mr. Eric Richards

Main address

5150 W 71ST Street

Indianapolis, IN 46268 USA

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Formerly known as

The Wellness Community Central Indiana, Inc

EIN

35-1902427

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cancer Support Community Central Indiana helps ensure that no one faces cancer alone in a 40+ county region in Indiana by offering free complementary support services for cancer patients, their families and children impacted by cancer. Programs and services include a patient assistance fund that provides food and gas cards to people undergoing treatment, wellness classes, mental health support through group and individual therapy, art therapy, massage therapy, educational programming on dozens of topics and social connection activity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Support Group

Safe and therapeutic environment for patients and caregivers to share issues and successes of their cancer journey.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Cancer Support Community provides fee-free wellness classes such as Gentle Stretch Yoga, Reiki, and Cooking for Wellness all focused on bringing about mind/body wellness. We also offer guided meditation through a program called Relaxation & Visualization.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over 12,000 women, men and children impacted by cancer received a direct service (attended a support group, received a comfort kit, attended a cooking class, participated in yoga, etc.)

Number of Total Service Hours

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

- Serve 8,500 patients, caregivers and children impacted by cancer by the end of 2018
- Eclipse the $1,500,000 revenue/expense threshold for the first time in the organization's history by the end of 2018
- Develop community level navigation program that aims to work with nontraditionally served communities---those in greatest of need.

- Continue to diversify funding
- Create comprehensive marketing and communications plan
- Create new relationships with hospitals and cancer centers around the state to reach new participants
- Kick off major south central Indiana expansion that includes bricks-and-mortar facility

- Staff and board members are trained in providing the best possible service
- CSC has the respect of hundreds of organizations and individuals who believe in our work and thus, provide financial support (even during the pandemic)
- CSC will increase financial resources around marketing new programs and services to attract more patients, caregivers and children impacted by cancer

The organization just announced a major funding partnership with a foundation in the south central region that will make our expansion into the area of the state a reality. Our next step will be to build out a bricks-and-mortar facility when it is safe to meet in person once again.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY - CENTRAL INDIANA INC

Board of directors
as of 04/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tavonna Harris Askew

Cummins

Term: 2025 - 2023

Sheri Alexander

Gregory & Appel

Matt Anderson

Duke Realty

Tavonna Harris Askew

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Stephen Freeland

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Michael Eaton, MD

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Linda Wilgus

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/10/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/13/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.