Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara

So no one faces cancer alone

Westlake Village, CA

Mission

The mission of the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is to ensure that adults and children impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

Ruling Year

1993

Interim Executive Director

Ms. Suzanne Drace, MBA

Main Address

530 Hampshire Rd

Westlake Village, CA 91361 USA

Keywords

cancer support, cancer education, psychosocial support, mind body

EIN

77-0205691

 Number

7231142844

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cancer (G30)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

CSCVVSB expects to positively impact participants through its full schedule of workshops, support groups and mind-body classes. CSCVVSB anticipates the proposed program will produce the following 2019 outcomes: • A minimum of 90% of participants will experience more connectedness. • A minimum of 85% will feel less alone. • A minimum of 85% will experience more hopefulness. • A minimum of 80% will experience a better quality of life.

Our programs

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

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Kids and Teens

Cancer Education Plan

Latino Outreach Cancer Program

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of adults and children who receive cancer support services annually

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Number of support groups offered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Number of educational workshop sessions offered by healthcare professionals and specialists each year.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Cancer Education Plan

Number of counseling sessions offered each year by professional therapists with training in cancer support.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

CSCVVSB will accomplish the following outcome objectives: 1. Provide reliable and objective information about specific cancers, treatment and side effects, nutrition, exercise and community resources by engaging top oncology professionals within the community who donate their time and partner with us to educate our members. 2. Empower cancer patients to participate in their fight for recovery by increasing patient and caregiver knowledge through cancer education. 3. Teach cancer patients and their caregivers coping, decision-making and communication skills, stress reduction and emotional self-regulation techniques, cost of care and insurance issues, and maintaining physical and emotional wellness during and post cancer treatment. CSCVVSB expects to positively impact participants through its full schedule of workshops, support groups and mind-body classes.

CSCVVSB provides cancer education and support to over 2300 English- and Spanish-speaking adults and children impacted by cancer (including family members) in Ventura County and West San Fernando each year. We accomplish this through: -78 educational workshop sessions conducted by healthcare professionals and specialists in related fields (e.g., psychology, complementary treatments, mind-body health) -30 weekly, biweekly, or monthly support groups for people with cancer, family and friends, including four Spanish-language groups -393 counseling sessions (individual, couple, family), including 300 sessions by a bilingual licensed therapist -100 intake interviews (including psychoeducation) 45 distress screening surveys to develop a customized care plan, and 6) 20 mind-body classes (e.g., meditation, journaling).

-Dedicated and passionate staff with over 169 years of combined service to CSCVVSB -19-member board of directors with 100% of board members contributing to CSC financial stability and strategic direction -Over 400 volunteers -Hospital partnerships with St. Johns Regional Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente in Oxnard, CA -Community Partnerships including Physicians Advisory Board, Board of Trustees, and corporate, foundation and individual support

The Cancer Support Community monitors educational program effectiveness and efficiency in the following ways: • Annual Participation Satisfaction Survey: Determines participant's opinion about the program and the support they received as it affects their quest for recovery and their quality of life. • Individual needs assessment using Cancer Support Source for all small group participants: assesses understanding of their cancer, attitude, level of distress, resource and referral needs. • Workshop Questionnaire: Evaluates participant's opinion and satisfaction level at the end of the educational program. • Pretest/Posttest Questionnaire: Evaluates their level of understanding, knowledge and attitude before and after the educational program. • Financial review: Conducted by members of the Cancer Support Community Board of Director's Budget and Finance Committee, and reviewed by the entire Board of Directors. Independent audits are conducted annually.

"Being with [people from my CSCVVSB support group] is a totally different environment where you can have the conversations you need to have. You don’t have to be silent about cancer or death or things that people normally don’t want to talk about. You can get to know someone in a way you ordinarily wouldn’t." - Maria In 2017, CSCVVSB served more than 2,300 cancer patients and their family members through 78 educational programs, 786 support group sessions, 777 exercise and mind/body classes, and 393 counseling sessions. CSCVVSB collect qualitative data from participants to document the impact of support groups, workshops, mind-body classes, special events and other services on participants. Qualitative data from recent participants in 1,876 education and support sessions (20,782 service hours) shows: 1) 91% experienced more connectedness, 2) 88% felt less alone, 3) 85% experienced more hopefulness, and 4) 82% experienced a better quality of life.

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Financials

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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