Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, located at 86 Colborne Street West, Oshawa, has been supporting families living with cancer for the past 23 years in the Durham Region and beyond.
We offer a variety of individual and group programs for all members of the family. As we experience this pandemic our need for service continues to grow for the vulnerable population that we serve. In the month of April, we held 7 online support groups and supported 83 people through telephone support. In May we will increase our programming to include 13 online programs. Sadly, cancer diagnoses and the need for emotional support does not stop during a pandemic. In Fact, the need is heightened.
All our programs and services are provided free of charge, to ensure that anyone impacted by cancer can be supported. We strive to offer a variety of wellness and emotional support programs as well as seminars and workshops, bereavement support and support for families, children and caregivers.
Hearth Place receives no government funding. We operate solely on donations, sponsorship and our six signature fundraising events that we hold each year.
This year, like many other charities, we have lost significant income due to the cancellation of three of our major fundraising events and many of our third-party fundraisers.
Individual donations are down, as our donors are experiencing financial struggles as well. Our summer fundraisers are currently on hold, and this significant loss of income has a major impact on our services.
We are getting creative and learning new ways to reach our members and support their needs, while continuing to keep everyone safe. With cancer diagnoses in the region continually rising, so does the need for the services offered by Hearth Place.
For further information about Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, the services that we provide or what you can do to help us continue to support our community please contact:
Fundraising and Community Engagement
firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-260-4599