Community is Stronger than Cancer®
CSCAZ empowers those affected by cancer with support, compassion, and access to care.
In March of 1999, Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) opened its doors to cancer patients and their loved ones. At the heart of our mission is the belief that a nurturing environment plays a crucial role in the healing and support process. CSCAZ is that place.
Our inspiring legacy
Our home, a historic house dating back to 1908 on Palm Lane in downtown Phoenix, stands as a testament to compassion and strength in the face of cancer. Named in honor of Ina Levine, a woman who exemplified caring for others and finding inner resilience, this charming house provides a unique refuge distinct from the clinical settings we often associate with cancer treatment.
A place for healing
Our one-acre facility is designed to cater to the physical and emotional needs of our community. It features a 3,000-square-foot historic home for program meetings and administrative offices, a 1,600-square-foot garage transformed into group meeting rooms and a conference facility known as “The Pavilion,” and a separate 2,200-square-foot Teen and Family Center.
Our property is adorned with lush, mature landscaping, including Greta’s Garden, a serene space named in honor of Greta Shipman, one of CSCAZ’s founders. As you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a picturesque circular driveway lined with palm trees, setting the tone for a warm and inviting experience.
At CSCAZ, we’re more than just a building; we’re a community that embodies compassion, resilience, and unwavering support.
Our larger community
CSCAZ is proud to be a local affiliate of the national organization Cancer Support Community, which boasts 47 U.S. and international affiliates. Our connection means access to shared research conducted by the prestigious Research and Training Institute. Your feedback strengthens our organization’s ability to serve those impacted by cancer, ensuring that everyone gets the support they need.
Our support of inclusion and equity for all
We’re dedicated to health equity and respect for all, striving daily for everyone’s right to wellness in body, mind, and spirit.
We’re committed to an inclusive environment and to holding leaders accountable, aiming to erase today’s inequalities for a healthier, safer future for all.