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Below is a partial list of resources for Marin area breast-cancer patients and caregivers. Information has been supplied by the agencies and organizations themselves to Marin Man to Man, which does not endorse any particular facility or any claim it may make.

Adopt a Family of Marin

Organization prevents the slide into homelessness, and its Breast Cancer Assistance Project provides stability for Marin families coping with breast cancer by providing rental assistance, security deposits, utility payments, counseling services and food vouchers.

Pamela Meyer, Executive Director
496 B St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-7805
(415) 456-5422 (fax)


American Cancer Society, Marin County Unit

A unit of the national volunteer health organization that provides comprehensive education and service programs to cancer patients and their families. One such program is Reach to Recovery, a one-on-one support for women or men dealing with breast cancer. It offers referrals to an array of community resources. It is wheelchair and public transportation accessible. All services are free.

Joan Haukom, Director, Community Mission (ext 304)
750 Lindaro St. Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 454-8464
(415) 456-1477
hotline: (800) 227-2345


Center for Attitudinal Healing -- North Bay

A nonprofit organization that provides emotional and spiritual support services to adults and children dealing with life-threatening illnesses (including women with breast cancer) -- and their caregivers. Wheelchair accessible. All services are free.

(415) 457-1000



Program helps people seek physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Offers residential workshops in intellectual and experiential learning. Literature available.

Waz Thomas, Intake Coordinator
P.O. Box 316
Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-0970
(415) 868-2230

Institute for Health & Healing Marin

Institute, which is affiliated with Novato Community Hospital and CPMC in San Francisco, provides — through a To Celebrate Life grant — medicine treatment scholarships for breast cancer patients that include guided imagery, therapeutic massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, manual lymph drainage and acupuncture.

Judith Tolson, Director
1350 S. Eliseo Drive, Suite 120
Greenbrae, CA 94904
(415) 461-9000
(415) 464-0969 (fax)

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation

With the motto “No one should face breast cancer alone” in mind, the all-volunteer fund-raising organization grants financial aid to nonprofits that provide services and support to breast-cancer patients.

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation
Jeanne Capurro, Board President
P.O. Box 367
Kentfield, CA 94914
(415) 455-0882

Kaiser Permanente

Provides counseling, support (individual and group), education, care coordination and resource linkage for patients coping with breast cancer. Groups, respectively, are geared for those undergoing treatment, those who have completed it, and those patients with metastatic cancer and their partners.

Vicki Landes, Breast Care Coordinator
99 Montecillo Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 444-2496
(415) 444-2070 (fax)

David Martin, Cancer Support Services Manager
1033 Third St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 444-2570
(415) 444-2343 (fax)


Marin Cancer Institute

Offers wide range of support programs and integrative health services as well as state-of-the-art cancer treatments, while the Marin General Hospital Breast Diagnostic Center provides comprehensive analytical techniques.

Center for Integrative Health and Wellness
1350 S. Eliseo, Suite 140
Greenbrae, CA 94904
(415) 925-7620
Maria Dalmacio, Breast Health Program Specialist Center
(415) 925-6327
Alison Gause, Breast Cancer Navigator
(415) 925-7010, ext. 6188


Zero Breast Cancer

A nonprofit organization dedicated to finding causes of and preventing breast cancer through community participation in the research process. By helping identify environmental factors, it provides clear, relevant and evidence-based information that can be used to take action and make policy changes.

Janice Barlow, Executive Director
4340 Redwood Highway, #C400
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 507-1949, ext. 101


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