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Cancer Services receives grant to improve health equity

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana has been awarded a grant of $10,000 from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation. Grant funds will support programs and services for families facing cancer provided at Cancer Services Southeast, located in the Impact Center, 3420 E. Paulding Rd.

At Cancer Services Southeast, community members can attend movement classes and support groups. They can also pick up medical equipment and supplies as well as meet face-to-face with a Client Advocate to discuss needs and receive emotional support. Funding from the foundation improves support for families living in or near Southeast Fort Wayne.

“We are grateful to the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation for continuing their generous support of Cancer Services Southeast,” said Dianne May, Cancer Services President & CEO. “The foundation played a vital role in getting this office up and running. It means a lot to us, and our clients, that they want to continue to play a part. We also value our partnership with the Impact Center and the opportunity to use their beautiful and welcoming facility.”

In 2023, 74 people visited Cancer Services Southeast 421 times to attend classes or groups and receive compassionate assistance.

About Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana: Cancer Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing meaningful resources, information, and compassionate assistance. Cancer Services helps people who live in Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.

In 2024, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana celebrates 80 years of operation. Eighty years ago, a group of caring community members decided they couldn’t turn their back on those struggling with cancer. That one decision, to simply say “I want to help,” has blossomed into a safe place for thousands of families to rest, laugh, and cry. For more information, visit www.cancer-services.org.

About St. Joseph Community Health Foundation: The St. Joe Foundation is sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and works to serve vulnerable populations in four impact areas: Prenatal & Infant Care, Nutrition & Food Insecurity, Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare, and Refugees & Immigrants. For more information, visit sjchf.org.