History

Joanne Susan JackieIn 1986, a small group of women with cancer founded Women’s Cancer Resource Center “WCRC” to provide direct services to women with cancer, and to advocate for changes in the health care system. For the first two years, WCRC was simply an answering machine in one woman’s living room. As word spread of WCRC’s existence, our founders recognized that they had struck a chord in the community.

What began as a group of volunteers has now grown to a staff of eleven and a core group of nearly 200 active volunteers, providing extensive services to women with cancer and their loved ones. While our primary focus is still women with cancer, we have expanded to provide wellness programs for everyone — including people who do not have cancer — regardless of gender.