Somos Latinas Contra Cancer

Our mission is to create an inclusive health care system that provides services to the underserved Latino population around issues of cancer


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Our Programs

Health Education / Patient Navigation / Survivor Support

COVID 19 Update:

Since March of 2020, LCC has pivoted our services to meet the needs of clients who have been left medically and economically harmed by COVID-19 and who have  been impacted by the Shelter-in-Place Ordinance.

The clients we serve are Latino, low-income, most are Spanish-speaking and many are undocumented. Our clients are navigating sudden income loss, are unable to pay essential bills, and owe thousands in rent. Some of our clients are unhoused. Many of our clients are enduring this while also navigating a chronic illness and during a time when access to the health care system remains inequitable. 

In March, we quickly adjusted our patient navigation and community promotora model so that our team could meet the urgent needs of our clients stemming from covid19.

This work has included:

  • Disbursement of $120,000 in direct cash aid to extremely low-income Latino households,
  • Ongoing navigation through social safety net and COVID-19 specific resources,
  • Ongoing Navigation through the county hospital and community clinic system, and
  • Health-based case management, patient advocacy, translation and support with medical bills
  • Increased communication with other agencies serving similar populations
  • Virtual Health Education
  • Partnership with the County of Santa Clara on COVID-19 resources, testing, vaccine and public health order messaging into the Latino community.

Update (Feb 2021):

Latinas Contra Cancer has established a fund for the cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers we serve to help with bills and needs other than rent. (grocery, gas, co-pays, cell phone, utilities…). Our clients have been impacted by Cancer and by Covid, and as a result, struggle to make ends meet.

If you would like to donate specifically to this fund you can using the link below:

Health Education

Latinas Contra Cancer works to educate individuals on the importance of early detection and screening through community events, cancer health bingos, and partnerships with local organizations.

Survivor Support

 Latinas Contra Cancer hosts a monthly Spanish Language survivor support group along with a calendar of events aimed at encouraging self- care for survivors and caregivers and building community

Patient Navigation

Latinas Contra Cancer provides patient navigation in Spanish and in English and helps guide clients to economic and social resources available to them so that they may better access cancer prevention and treatment

Wig & Breast Prosthesis Boutique

This unique space provides to cancer survivors a personalized shopping experience with caring staff and trained mastectomy fitters in English and Spanish at no cost to our clients.

Mother's Day Walk

We walked for our health. We walked in memory of our loved ones. We walked for survivors.We walked for equity. We walked for a cure. We walked for each other.

National Latino Cancer Summit

Join LCC for the 7th Biennial Summit happening summer of 2021! It will be a virtual program packed with exciting speakers and cutting edge panel discussions.

Health Justice Fellowship

The Irma Ferrer Memorial Health Justice Fellowship is a 10-month leadership opportunity for college or graduate level students committed to creating just and equitable access to the healthcare system for the Latino community around issues of cancer.  

Defensoras: Health Care Advocate Training

Latinas Contra Cancer hosts a health justice advocate training program that educates and holds space for Latina leaders to identify and combat injustice in the healthcare system

 

Where the Money Goes

Your donation or sponsorship is critical to the success of Latinas Contra Cancer. Learn how Latinas Contra Cancer use your important investment.
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Latina Leadership

Our Founder – Ysabel Duron

Our Founder – Ysabel Duron

Founder In 2003, award-winning San Francisco Bay Area journalist Ysabel Duron founded Latinas Contra Cáncer in San Jose, CA. In 12 years, LCC has become an agency that advocates and serves the community. For the benefit of stakeholders,...

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