A ‘Safe Space’ for Kids & Teens Impacted by Cancer

A ‘Safe Space’ for Kids & Teens Impacted by Cancer

Children and teens going through cancer or who have loved ones experiencing cancer are under unique pressures, according to Mary Hald, the Coordinator for the Youth, Teen & Family Program (YTF) at Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ). “Their emotions are...

Meet Senior Program Director Jen Sander

Jen Sander’s career of helping those impacted by cancer has come full circle. Not long after she graduated from Arizona State University with a psychology degree, Jen became part of what was then known as The Wellness Community, which had just opened its doors a few...

Facilitator Focus: Amy Boylan

Amy Boylan, who facilitates several of the Learn & Support Groups offered by Cancer Support Community Arizona, has had a long and varied career as a social worker and counselor. She’s helped people who were homebound connect with vital community resources;...

Staff Spotlight: Simon Franco

Not long after he moved to Phoenix from California five years ago, Simon Franco was applying for a job selling mattresses when the person interviewing him did Simon a tremendous kindness – he didn’t hire him for the job. The interviewer said that while Simon was...

Facilitator Focus: Linda Ruvalcaba

Linda Ruvalcaba, who facilitates the Multiple Myeloma Learn and Support Group, says she first became interested in psychotherapy in junior high. In the space of roughly a year, there was a series of personal and national events that shook her, she said, including the...