Our Mission

To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

Since 1982, the Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA), formerly The Wellness Community, has positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of people in Los Angeles and millions around the world affected by cancer, all without the burden of cost for services. 

What We Believe

Because of the Cancer Support Community’s global efforts, our free services are now considered to be an integral part of quality cancer care. Today, CSCLA represents the patient and family voice in research and policy and is committed to health care equity, directly serving the Spanish-speaking communities in Downtown and greater Los Angeles, the under-resourced communities of Arlington Heights and its environs, and all those impacted by the financial toxicity of cancer in greater Los Angeles.

Who We Are & What We Do

Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA) began as a small, grassroots organization, inspiring 50+ locations and an additional 125 hospital partnerships and satellites around the world. 

Founder, Dr. Harold H. Benjamin, revolutionized the global cancer care community with his Patient Empowerment Model, encouraging patients and families to partner with their physicians, take control of their healthcare, and to participate fully in their quest for a better quality of life.

CSCLA’s free-of-charge services include support groups and counseling; child, teen and family programs; educational workshops; healthy lifestyle classes; and social activities—for all ages, all diagnoses, at all stages, and for the whole family.