Misson Statement

The Mission of Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors’ support Project (WOC) is to provide emotional support and crisis intervention for women of color breast cancer survivors and their significant others; to educate on breast health knowledge and knowledge of early detection methods both locally and nationally; to effect public policy and social change regarding breast cancer health awareness, including supporting culturally sensitive research.

   Our Story

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 4.47.33 PMWomen of Color Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Project (WOC) was established in December 1991, by President and Founder P.J. Viviansayles and Vice-President, Co-founder Beverly Rhines. For nearly 25years WOC has been providing African-American and other women of color breast cancer survivors with greatly needed support services.  In May of 1994, Women of Color received its first grant from Avon Cosmetics to establish the “Each One teach One” Breast Health Awareness Campaign. To date, WOC has provided breast health awareness classes to over 10, 000 women through our “Each One Teach One” (EOTO) breast cancer health education seminars, health fairs, community events and health awareness campaigns. As a part of our EOTO follow-up, seminar participants are contacted to ensure that they are performing early detection methods. Other services provided include access and navigation assistance for breast cancer patients.WOC also supports other health care organizations in their breast cancer related efforts by serving on community advisory boards. As breast cancer advocates, WOC serves on the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) Board of Directors and continues to effect major annually to the NBCC Advocacy Training Conference and “Lobby Day” on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


Support Group Meeting Schedule

Women of Color offer a monthly support group to Los Angeles breast cancer survivors and their families.  Support Group takes place every 2nd Saturday, 10:00am at the Ladera Community Center in Los Angeles. 4750 West 62nd St , Los Angeles, CA 90056