The purpose of this page is to designate local organizations that Centering for Wellness is associated with and/or intends to or is performing programs for. You will find links to the mission statement and homepage for each organization.
Teens Living with Cancer
View the inspirational story and mission statement for this Rochester, NY-based non-profit at http://www.teenslivingwithcancer.org/about-2/team/
The following quote can be found on their dedication and tribute page:
"The efforts of Melissa’s Living Legacy Foundation are dedicated to the approximately 15,000 teens undergoing treatment in the United States for cancer each year. Wanting only to be “normal” teens, to spread their wings and fly, they are compelled to follow other paths, other roads less traveled. They do so with courage, with quiet beauty and grace unique to each of them. They deserve the best we can give."
Veteran's Outreach Center of Rochester, NY
You can visit their homepage at http://www.veteransoutreachcenter.org/
Their mission statement states that ""As the nation's perennial leader in reaching out to veterans and their families, Veterans Outreach Center provides a collaborative approach to treating the "whole" veteran, enabling them to receive the breadth of services needed to restore their mental, physical, emotional and economic well being and to reunite with themselves, their family and community to resume productive lives."
University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital Janes P. Wilmot Cancer Center
University of Rochester's James P. Wilmot Cancer Center represents a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of cancer. You can view their homepage at http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/cancer-center/
Amyloidosis Support Group
You can find the Amyloidosis Support Group hompage at http://www.amyloidosissupport.com/
"It is our goal to provide information of a supportive nature, and leave the medical education to the doctors. We ask Amyloidosis Specialists to guest speak when possible at our Amyloidosis Support Group Meetings. Awareness is important and makes wonderful projects for the groups as well as fundraisers for research."
Monroe Community Hospital
You can visit the Monroe Community Hospital homepage at http://www.monroehosp.org/about.asp
The following quote from the Monroe Community Hospital homepage describes the history and mission statement of this local hospital:
"Monroe Community Hospital is a county-owned, 566-bed residential health care facility providing quality long-term care to individuals with complex or chronic health conditions. We are home to residents of all ages, from infants as young as eight weeks to adults more than one hundred years old. MCH provides a comprehensive range of health care services including:
* Acute Care
* Skilled Nursing Care
* Short-Stay Rehabilitation
* Specialty Care for children and young adults, individuals with Alzheimer's disease, and those needing ongoing Respiratory Care.
Monroe Community Hospital is situated on a 22-acre, park-like campus bordering the historic Erie Canal in Rochester, New York. Our structure is one of the region's most beautifully designed landmarks, with elegant pillars and ornate stone sculptures, surrounded by lovely landscaping and flower gardens. The Monroe Community Hospital campus is conveniently located just off Route 390 (Exit 16), at the corner of East Henrietta Road and Westfall Road. Ample free parking is always available to visitors and family members."
Brighton Teacher Center
This component of the Brighton Central School District, based in Rochester, NY, serves the community by providing career advancement and educational opportunities for teachers and staff of the Brighton School District. The quote below from their homepage describes the opportunities that this organization makes possible:
"The Brighton Teacher Center exists for the purposes of providing professional growth opportunities for the teachers and other school staff in our district so that they may expand their knowledge about educating children and enhance their skills and classroom practices. Our center strongly believes that the outstanding student achievement in our district is tied to a teaching staff that is well educated, professionally current and innovative.
This center believes that what we want for our children’s education, we should provide for in teacher learning opportunities. Our teachers and staff are life long learners who embrace learning as an essential element of our community."
Gilda's Club is a non-profit organization that seeks to support individuals living with cancer. It provides networking and social opportunities for individuals to connect with support groups all over the country. Their mission statement on their homepage states that:
"Our Mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer - men, women, teens and children - along with their families and friends. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities."
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
This organization's mission is to promote both supportive and educational opportunities for individuals afflicted with the diagnosis of breast cancer. According to their homepage (http://www.bccr.org/), "We are, at present, the only independently operated organization focused specifically on breast cancer in the Greater Rochester Region." The Breast Cancer Coalition is located at 840 University Avenue,
Rochester, NY 14607
"The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s mission is to provide support to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer, to make access to information and care a priority through education and advocacy, and to empower women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer."
Canandaigua Veterans Administration
Senior Health Alliance
Visiting Nurse Service
Bariatrics of Western New York at Rochester General Hospital