Why Center for Building Hope?

The Center for Building Hope is a leader in providing psychosocial care for people affected by cancer, including patients, caregivers, loved ones and children. CBH can turn fear into hope, confusion into knowledge, and a sense of isolation into a sense of community for anyone affected by cancer. By providing free professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs and stress reduction classes, CBH helps people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation, restore hope and enhance their quality of life.

Many CBH program participants believe being active in our programs has enhanced their chances of recovery. They are not alone in this belief. In 2007, The Institute of Medicine (IOM), part of the National Academies of Science in Washington, DC, released a report entitled, "Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs." This report is a defining affirmation of the work of the Center for Building Hope. The report states that today’s cancer care does not adequately address the emotional, social, spiritual, or financial challenges associated with the disease. The report emphasizes that quality psychosocial care is critical in order for patients to have optimal clinical outcomes.

CBH programs make a difference in a way no other organization can for people facing cancer. Whether recently diagnosed or living with cancer, a caregiver or a loved one, a survivor or a child affected by cancer, CBH has a program or service for you that can make a profound difference in your fight against cancer. Get connected.