Michelle’s Place

Michelle’s Place is a local resource center for families dealing with cancer and was created in 2001 as a dying wish of Michelle Watson: a twenty-six-year-old victim of breast cancer. As a Temecula resident, Michelle was frustrated with the lack of resources available to her while facing the challenges of cancer treatment. She wanted to create a place where other women and families facing breast cancer could go to find comfort, resources, and information. 17 years later, we’ve provided over 150,000 free resources to women and their families. These resources include free wigs, prosthesis, bras, hats, scarves and support groups. Michelle’s Place has five patient navigators that provide support and guidance through the treatment process, including helping women with symptoms of breast cancer navigate breast screenings, diagnostic imaging and/or biopsies. We also have a lending library, and a survivor telephone support system that provides newly diagnosed women and their families with a source of answers to their questions, comfort and insight into their new diagnosis. Other services include temporary financial assistance to women going through treatment, and monthly educational seminars on nutrition, breast health, breast cancer prevention, exercise, stress relief and methods to help in the healing process.

Kim Gerrish
Fighting Cancer Together