[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Programs and Services” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The TDJBCF offers programs to address a need in the community and for which there is a demonstrated demand that will complement rather than duplicate the existing work of other organizations. This involves collaborations with other individuals and organizations on a year-round basis. In addition, we offer services that meet vital community needs that will have a broad impact by especially benefitting the historically less-served communities. The overall goal of our programs and services remain to empower residents to live healthier, take charge of their lives and reduce the burden of breast cancer in our communities for women, men and young girls.

The primary activities of the TDJBCF are carried out in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, which includes Northern Virginia, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County. We are frequently called upon, however, to address communities and to provide services at other locations throughout the United States, including the founder’s home state of North Carolina. The TDJBCF regularly educates the public on breast health by participating in and hosting a variety of outreach events and activities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”4598″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]We believe that meeting the community in need in their comfort zone often produces greater results as opposed to requiring residents to visit a formal site that could be a barrier to care, such as transportation costs. Through collaborative efforts, the TDJBCF leverages its longtime involvement in the community, making it regularly sought after for its outreach abilities, a true hallmark of the TDJBCF and its founder.

The TDJBCF programs are designed to reach the broadest audience in the Washington, DC, metro area, including those who welcome learning about prevention strategies and those who are diagnosed with breast cancer at all stages, years into survivorship, as well as their supporters who include the medical community, community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, nonprofits, public and private sector organizations, patient navigators, and caretakers, among others.

For more details about the programs and services offered by the TDJBCF, please see below.

 

Signature Program – Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group (TDJBCF Support Group)

Established in April 2010 on a support group model at the World Bank Group, the Thelma D. Jones Brest Cancer Support Group is the signature program of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund, providing a warm, welcoming, safe and secure environment for participants to discuss their diagnosis and concerns while receiving hope, inspiration and courage during their journey. As someone who has traveled the journey with an extensive support system, Founder Thelma D. Jones strongly believes that no one should travel their cancer journey alone. The highly-acclaimed and three-times nationally recognized support group meets regularly at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in Southwest DC, unless otherwise specified. Approximately 1000 women, men and young girls have attended the meetings since its inception. Most participants are breast cancer survivors who attend on a regular basis and periodically invite other survivors who become regular members as well.[/vc_column_text][slz_button btn=”%5B%7B%22layout%22%3A%22layout-1%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Learn%20More%22%2C%22button_link%22%3A%22url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.tdjbreastcancerfund.org%252Fmonthly-support-group%252F%7C%7C%7C%22%2C%22icon_library%22%3A%22vs%22%2C%22icon_vs%22%3A%22fa%20fa-chevron-right%22%2C%22icon_position%22%3A%22right%22%2C%22icon_color%22%3A%22%23ffffff%22%7D%5D”][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][vc_column_text]

Evelyn B. Curtis Spirit Award

There are many heroes and heroines in the field of health care who quietly go about their work without much public recognition. They include practitioners, philanthropists, board members, staff teams, nurses, interns, community leaders, faith-based leaders, and leadership staff, among others. The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund is granting this award and $200 to a person who truly embodies the spirit of Evelyn B. Curtis.[/vc_column_text][slz_button btn=”%5B%7B%22layout%22%3A%22layout-1%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Learn%20More%22%2C%22button_link%22%3A%22url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.tdjbreastcancerfund.org%252Fevelyn-b-curtis-spirit-award%252F%7C%7C%7C%22%2C%22icon_library%22%3A%22vs%22%2C%22icon_vs%22%3A%22fa%20fa-chevron-right%22%2C%22icon_position%22%3A%22right%22%2C%22icon_color%22%3A%22%23ffffff%22%7D%5D”][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][vc_column_text]

Community Collaboration

Since 1982, Thelma D. Jones has maintained a close relationship with her Southwest community as well as citywide, where she serves on several nonprofit boards, enabling her to have regular and direct involvement with the people she serves in a grassroots capacity. This regular contact has enabled the Founder to leverage her community engagement that has helped to gain and maintain trust which is vital to overcoming some of the barriers surrounding prevention and survivorship of breast cancer. Some of the TDJBCF’s involvement includes:

 

Outreach, Education, Nonclinical Navigation Services and Survivorship Support

 

Community Breast Screenings

 

Financial Assistance

Provide limited financial assistance to breast cancer survivors for utility bills, family bereavement and transportation costs for medical appointments.

 

Community Connections

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