A childhood brain tumor affects the entire family. We Can seeks to address the needs of every member of these families: parents, patients, and brothers and sisters. Our programs provide a wide range of opportunities for parents and their children to meet others like themselves.
We Can programs include:
Weekend family camps which bring together families for a weekend of fun camp activities and the best of We Can programs.
Hospital and clinic visits with patients and their families at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Oakland.
The Veteran Parent Program which provides parent-to-parent mentoring, matching parents of recently diagnosed children with trained parent volunteers.
We Can provides regular support to Spanish-speaking families through our hospital and clinic visits, family camps and support meetings.
Born 20 years ago in Southern California, We Can has grown to offer support to families in Northern California, too.
Teen and young adult group activities like movie premieres (pictured above), graffiti art and dances.
Kidshops, directed by our team of specially trained social workers, offering We Can children the chance to share their feelings and make new friends.
Parent education meetings featuring presentations by carefully chosen experts, question and answer sessions, and personal group discussion.
Social gatherings like pool parties, bowling parties and holiday parties that allow families to form bonds in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.