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About Us

The effects of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating, not only for the patient, but for family and loved ones as well. People affected by cancer must cope not only with cancer treatments, but with the stress, financial concerns and the emotions that are part of living with this disease.

Fortunately, nobody has to face these problems alone. The Center for Building Hope has free services that can help.

What We Do

The Center for Building Hope offers free information, programs and services to cancer patients, caregivers and family members, while connecting them with others who are undergoing a similar experience. These support services are available through a network of professionally-led community-based centers, hospitals, community oncology practices and other non-profits, as well as online.  With professionally-led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body programs utilizing the "Patient Active" concept, people affected by cancer learn vital skills to regain control, reduce feelings of isolation and restore hope, regardless of the stage of their disease.

The Center for Building Hope’s programs are designed to enhance cancer treatment by focusing on the emotional, psychological and educational aspects of well-being while surviving cancer.

Our Mission

CBH offers free information, programs and services to cancer patients, caregivers and family members, while connecting them with others who are undergoing a similar experience.

Location

The Center for Building Hope is located in Sarasota at 5481 Communications Parkway, Sarasota, Florida, 34240. We also have offsite program offerings in West Bradenton, Newtown, Venice, and Longboat Key.

Directions to our new locations: Take I-75 to Exit 213 (University Parkway). Travel east on University Parkway. At the third traffic light, turn right onto Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. At the second stop sign, turn left onto Communications Parkway. The Center for Building Hope is the first building on the right.