Our Mission

Cancer Support Community – CA Central Coast uplifts and strengthens people impacted by cancer by providing support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking down barriers to care.

We provide emotional and social support for anyone impacted by cancer by offering more than 25 programs per month that include support groups, social activities, mind/body therapies, individual counseling, and educational seminars. All programs are offered at no cost and designed to support cancer patients, their families and caregivers throughout their cancer journey.

Through participation in professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, and mind/body programs, people affected by cancer can learn vital skills to regain control, reduce feelings of isolation, and restore hope – regardless of the stage of disease.

Nurturing Emotional Resilience

We offer comprehensive programs to support the emotional and social impacts of cancer. Our ongoing calendar of events is planned based on patient needs and requests.

OUR SERVICES

Cancer Support Community offers support to patients, families, and caregivers impacted by cancer, at no cost to them. Programs and services include support groups and counseling, healthy lifestyle classes, educational workshops, social activities, and resources and referrals. Our programming model is comprised of the following 5 pillars of support:

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

MIND/BODY

YOUTH & FAMILIES

Join us at Cancer Support Community and let us be a source of understanding, strength, and support on your cancer journey. Our evidence-based programs, guided by caring professionals, are available in-person, virtually, and through hybrid options. Discover our current offerings on the program calendar. Come for a warm welcome and a tour at our location in Templeton, and reach out to us to learn more about how we can serve you and your loved ones.

STORIES OF IMPACT

After being diagnosed with cancer, I decided to find a way to stay positive and healthy. I went to the Cancer Community Center, and discovered the Cancer Well-Fit program. That was a turning point in my life. I encourage anyone, dealing with cancer, to take this ten week opportunity. No matter your age, or physical ability, you will be welcomed by a very caring staff.

PEGGY M.

I attended the cancer support group at the beginning of both my cancer journeys (I fought cancer twice) in Paso Robles. To be able to share my emotions and feelings and also feeling that I could give back to others on their cancer journey helped me navigate my illness. CSC is a vital community service.

HENRY H.

During my husband’s journey thru pancreatic cancer and now, since he has died, CSC has been there for me. My CSC introduction was Caregiver Support Group. Debbie was so supportive and informative. Most of all, someone who understands and will listen. Now I’m attending Grief Support. It’s something I look forward to every week. Don’t go thru this alone. CSC helps. I mean really helps.

SUSIE S.

OUR SPONSORS