Cancer Wellness House (Salt lake City, UT)

Name

  • Name:Steve Prentice
  • Title:Program Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cancer Wellness House
  • Address:59 South 1100East
    Salt lake City, UT 84102
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(801) 236-2294
  • Main fax:(801) 530-1074

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of Cancer Wellness House (CWH) is to provide support for people living with cancer and their families in a home-like setting.

  • Overview:
  • CWH provides a host of holistic and integrative socio-emotional survivorship and quality of life –focused programs for people with cancer and their families. Our activities fall under three touchstone areas of programming:
    * Emotional & Spiritual Support- Providing an opportunity for participation in a forum that facilitates verbal expression and encourages insight and interpersonal exploration with an emphasis on the cancer experience.
    * Mind and Body Wellness-Enhancing one's ability for self-care by learning and incorporating new techniques into activities of daily living in addition to facilitating recovery from cancer through the application of physical and mental exercises that have been documented to improve aspects of living with cancer.
    * Social & Community Networking-Facilitating occasions for members to engage socially with others who share the common experience and helping to decrease feelings of isolation which can impact people with cancer and their families.
    All programs and activities at CWH are provided free of charge. Programs offered include: support groups, individual/family counseling, life coaching, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, meditation, recreation-based support programs for children and teen that have a loved one with cancer, quarterly family strengthening socials, our annual Survivors at the Summit event and many more.


    Cancer Wellness House (CWH) has over 20 active wellness programs and a wellness team of over 30 professional Wellness Facilitators (licensed & insured) and lay Wellness Leaders (house members) working complementary of each other to implement these programs. 100% of our wellness team is made up of trained volunteers. Currently staffed at three (three full time with paid consultant types (e.g. accounting and clinical), CWH operates at a minimal annual operating budget of just under $350,000. Every audit performed on internal control of grant dollars has presented fair or better.

  • History:
  • Entering our 16th year in the community, CWH has served over 10,000 people throughout and beyond the State of Utah whose lives have been impacted by cancer. CWH has provided free membership and services to over 3,500 families affected by cancer in a beautiful and spacious facility that accommodates those most in need. CWH targets no specific cancer in working with this population.
    Nestled in the historic University of Utah district in Salt Lake City, our property on 59 S. 1100 E. is generously gifted by Salt Lake Regional Hospital as a leased space for $1.00 a year. With 13,068 sq. ft. (0.3 acres), we share with the community: two beautiful and comforting homes; a yoga studio built in 2004; a memorial garden constructed in 2005; a clubhouse built in 2007; and our patio pavilion and labyrinth restored in 2011. Using a multi-dimensional wellness approach,
    CWH provides a host of holistic and integrative socio-emotional survivorship and quality of life –focused programs for people with cancer and their families. Our activities fall under three touchstone areas of programming: Emotional & Spiritual Support, Mind and Body Wellness, Social & Community Networking
    All programs and activities at CWH are provided free of charge. Programs offered include: support groups, individual/family counseling, life coaching, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, meditation, and recreation-based support programs for children and teen that have a loved one with cancer, quarterly family strengthening socials, our annual Survivors at the Summit event and many more.

    CWH has over 20 active wellness programs and a wellness team of over 30 professional Wellness Facilitators (licensed & insured) and lay Wellness Leaders (house members) working complementary of each other to implement these programs. 100% of our wellness team is made up of trained volunteers. Currently staffed at three (three full time with paid consultant types (e.g. accounting and clinical), CWH operates at a minimal annual operating budget of just under $350,000. Every audit performed on internal control of grant dollars has presented fair or better.

    Since the formation of the (Utah State Department of Health) Utah Cancer Action Network (UCAN) in 2001, CWH has been a strong and supportive member. CWH has been extremely involved in both the Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2006-2011 as well as the Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2011-2015. Previous and current CWH leadership has and continues to be involved on the UCAN board, its committees and work-groups in particular the Executive Committee and Quality of Life Committee.

    CWH was named the “Organization/Facility of the Year” by the State Department of Health, Corporate Alliance & the Cancer Crusaders Organization in 2005 and remains the only program of its kind in the Intermountain West (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah). Gaining a new sense of hope and self-determination our members have proceeded to exemplify service in their community. In the year 2000, a CWH member and breast cancer survivor was selected as the Salt Lake City-area Sears WNBA Breast Health Hero for the Utah Starzz raising breast cancer awareness. Last year a CWH member and breast cancer survivor was named co-chair for the Quality of Life committee for the Utah Cancer Action Network and is now one of our board members. She has also found a way to give back through her own non-profit design called “Heal Courageously,” a photography program for anyone affected by a chronic or terminal illness. In addition, last fall CWH founder, Tika Beard, was awarded the Julien Puzey Award for her longstanding commitment to building awareness about needs of people with cancer and her worthy service to them.

    Over the last two years we increased marketing and access to our services by installing a web-based appointment scheduling software system, online membership registration and self-scheduling, and weekly newsletter sign-up by website or through text messaging. Member registration is complemented with a weekly resource email newsletter where members find additional access to services and gain a sense of control in their quest for health and wellness during the journey living with cancer. Additionally, a monthly mailer (700+) is sent out to local oncology treatment providers for increased outreach and program marketing.

  • Year established:1996
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:3

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:87-0568405

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:870568405
  • Organization Name:CANCER WELLNESS HOUSE INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% KATHERINE PORTER
  • Organization Address:59 S 1100 E
  • Organization City:SALT LAKE CTY
  • Organization State:UT
  • Organization Zip:84102-1508
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1997
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):994, 179
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Other health services
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:F80
  • Asset Amount:$67,920
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$179,171
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$179,171
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:33:18 pm

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