WOMEN’S CANCER PROGRAM CLIENT SERVICES

We offer the following services for clients in our Women’s Cancer Program.

Care Navigation

Care Navigation includes individualized case management utilizing a cultural and linguistic humility lens; care advocacy; interpretation services; information about and assistance with applying for safety net resources (e.g. emergency funds for rent/utilities and food); transportation assistance to medical appointments (taxi vouchers); and appointment accompaniment. Throughout Care Navigation, staff members offer intensive emotional and practical support. If desired, clients can be matched with a Peer Support Volunteer. We serve clients from initial diagnosis of cancer through active treatment and for a period following the end of active treatment. We provide assistance for women who are receiving palliative care and confronting end-of-life issues.

Health & Wellness Activities

Our Health & Wellness Activities are designed to moderate side effects, reduce recurrence, support healthy lifestyles, advance self-advocacy, and provide opportunities for social support with a community of women facing similar challenges. Activities are generally held at Shanti’s offices or other venues conveniently located near public transportation, with taxi vouchers also provided to encourage attendance. Health & Wellness Activities are provided in two cycles per year and usually include support groups; nutritional classes; educational workshops (economic and legal rights); complementary therapies (acupuncture, massage, and Reiki), fitness and body-image activities (walking groups, yoga, and exercise counseling); and music and art therapy (painting, knitting, jewelry-making). Many activities are offered in multiple languages (English, Spanish, and Chinese).