COVID-19 Messaging

We are currently compiling a list of available resources on a new page here. This will be updated regularly as we learn of more. If you are aware of resources not listed, please email jill@wcrc.org.

UPDATES

3/26/2020

In observance of Cesar Chavez Day, we are closed on Friday, March 27.

In a previous message to the community, we wrote that we would provide a program update by March 27. We are hard at work making sure we can continue to provide community support, and we will provide a more detailed update on our service offerings on or around April 1.

3/25/2020

We are working hard behind the scenes to see what programs we might be able to bring to clients in an online format. Please stay tuned for updates.

3/20/2020:

According to current state guidelines, we will be extending our closure through at least April 7, 2020. Please keep checking this page for further updates.

We are currently compiling a list of available resources on a new page here. This will be updated regularly as we learn of more. If you are aware of resources not listed, please email jill@wcrc.org.

3/16/2020:

Our quarterly brochure for Spring 2020 (April – June) will be delayed.

Six Bay Area counties San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo and Santa Clara have issued a Shelter in Place order though April 7th.

3/13/2020:

As the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to unfoldthe goal of the Women’s Cancer Resource Center is to be able to provide support to our community in the safest manner possible. To that end, and mindful that a significant number of WCRC staff and clients have compromised immune systems, we have decided to close our center to comply with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local public health recommendations regarding in-person gatherings and risk of infection. 

Our center will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16 and remain closed through Tuesday, March 31. It is our goal to be able to reopen for services on Wednesday, April 1. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, and follow guidelines from local public health departments, the CDC, and the World Health Organization. 

While our offices will be closed, you may call our Information & Referral Helpline to leave a voice message. We will be responding to messages Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10 am – 4 pm. The Helpline number is 510.420.7900. We will return your call as soon as we are able to. You may also email us during this time at info@wcrc.org. If you attend a support group, you may receive additional communication from your support group leader. If you volunteer at WCRC, you will receive additional communication from our volunteer manager.

We will provide you with programming updates by email, on our website at www.wcrc.org, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WCRCEastBay/. 

We are so grateful to be able to serve our community and we are deeply saddened to be unable to provide in-person support in our center during this difficult and uncertain time. The safety of our staff, volunteers, wellness instructors, and clients is of the utmost importance to us, and we are working together to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to our next opportunity to come together again in community. 

In gratitude,
Amy and Cassandra 

Amy Alanes, Executive Director
Cassandra Falby, Program Director 

3/12/2020:
The following classes have been cancelled as a proactive and precautionary measure, primarily to follow the guideline of social distancing. We may be limiting the number of signups or suspending future offerings for this reason.

Monthly Expressive Arts Group: 3/12/20 is cancelled.
Chair Yoga: 3/12/20 is cancelled
LBTQIA group cancelled 3/12/20

3/11/2020:

The following classes have been cancelled as a proactive and precautionary measure, primarily to follow the guideline of social distancing. We may be limiting the number of signups for future offerings for this reason.

Women with Cancer Support Group 3/11/20 is cancelled.
Gentle Yoga Weds: 3/11/20, 3/18/20 is cancelled.
Cooking Club: 3/11/20 is cancelled.
ABC (All Bodies Centered) Soul Line Dance: 3/21/20 cancelled.

These classes are temporarily suspended. It is our plan and intent to continue all of these classes in the future. Cancellations are on a case by case basis, and we are reviewing the schedule alongside current information daily.

Didn’t get a call? We are calling individuals who have pre-registered for classes using our online registration system. If you would like to be notified in advance of cancelled classes, please be sure to register for each class you intend to attend.

3/10/2020:
The following classes have been cancelled as a proactive and precautionary measure, primarily to follow the guideline of social distancing. We may be limiting the number of signups for future offerings for this reason.

Gentle Hatha Yoga: 3/10/20, 3/17/20
Gentle Yoga Weds: 3/11/20, 3/18/20
Cooking Club: 3/11/20
Monthly Expressive Arts Group: 3/12/20

These classes are temporarily suspended. It is our plan and intent to continue all of these classes in the future. Cancellations are on a case by case basis, and we are reviewing the schedule alongside current information daily.

Didn’t get a call? We are calling individuals who have pre-registered for classes using our online registration system. If you would like to be notified in advance of cancelled classes, please be sure to register for each class you intend to attend.