Hearst Cancer Resource Center

Hearst Cancer Resource Center

The Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) at French Hospital is a one-of-a-kind resource in San Luis Obispo County for those living with cancer and their families. The goal of the HCRC is to help those with cancer learn about the disease, recognize opportunities for improved health, build a personal support system, and gain a sense of extended family. The HCRC is dedicated to serving cancer patients and their families: ranging from those newly diagnosed with cancer, in treatment, in recovery, and beyond. 

Programs and services offered include patient navigation, social services and support programs, nutritional counseling, treatment techniques, an Appearance Center, spiritual and therapeutic social activities, and the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Resource Library. Learn more >

Community Support

The HCRC was made possible by generous gifts from members of the Hearst Family, Hearst Foundation and other donors. Donations allow all cancer patients and families to access this center and its services.

Continued community support is essential to maintain and grow HCRC programs and services. Donations are sought to contribute to ongoing programs and services, as well as to a specific endowment to preserve the long term funding of the HCRC. 

100% of your gift stays local and helps patients at the HCRC.

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Opportunities for Support

Funds are needed for each of the below areas of support for the Hearst Cancer Resource Center.

General Support of the Hearst Cancer Resource Center

General donations support all programs and services offered at the HCRC. 

Hearst Cancer Resource Center Endowment

This endowment provides long term support for the programs and services of the HCRC, ensuring that the Center will continue to be an oasis for cancer patients and their families for years to come. Learn more >

Angel of Hope Fund

The Angel of Hope Fund provides immediate financial assistance for the non-medical needs of cancer patients. Learn more >

HCRC Healing Art Classes

The HCRC offers healing art classes at no cost to cancer patients, providing a creative outlet and stress relief during a challenging time. Learn more > 

Join us for a Tour of the HCRC

We invite you to learn more about the Hearst Cancer Resource Center and services available. To take a tour, please contact Val Vaz at val.vaz@dignityhealth.org or 805.542.6496.

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