712 Fifth Street in Suite C (at F Street)
(530) 753-7077
Bernadette Austin, Administrative Coordinator

Y-MEs mission to to make sure that no one faces breast cancer alone. They provide information and peer support.

Volunteer Opportunities

Client Services Assistant

Client services volunteers provide phone reception to our local clients and communicate with local business and organizations. This opportunity is geared towards individuals interested in non-profit organizations and social services. This position requires a commitment of 2-6 hours per week.

Outreach Assistant

Outreach volunteers will communicate with local service organizations and participate in community and health fairs. This opportunity is geared towards individuals interested in health education and healthcare organizations. This position requires a commitment of 2-6 hours per week.

Events Assistant

Event volunteers play an active role in planning and preparing our events, specifically the Walk to Empower in May. This opportunity is geared towards individuals interested in event planning and pubic relations. This position requires a three-month commitment; hours are flexible and negotiable.

Peer Support Counselor

Peer support counselors provide information and support to survivors, their loved ones, and newly diagnosed individuals. Extensive training is provided. This opportunity is limited to individuals who have survived breast cancer. This position has a flexible time commitment and can be done from home or from our office in Davis.


Y-ME of Northern California offers a variety of internships year-round. Time commitments are flexible and negotiated at the start of the placement. Positions are unpaid but may be eligible for course credit. Applicants interested in internships vary widely in their experience and background. Interested applicants should contact the office to inquire about specific qualifications and level of responsibility.


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2009-10-09 09:43:54   I'm writing to request that the information about Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization on this page be updated with the information below.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength 135 S. LaSalle St., Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 6060 www.networkofstrength.org YourShoesTM 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center: 1-800-221-2141

Y-ME changed its name in May 2008 to Breast Cancer Network of Strength® to better reflect our mission. While we’ve changed our name, our mission remains the same – to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone.

The cornerstone of this organization has been and continues to be peer support. In order to strengthen the identity of our core services, we introduced YourShoes™ 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center. YourShoes services include our 24/7 hotline with real-time interpretation in more than 150 languages, peer support via our Web site, and support groups led by trained facilitators. All YourShoes services are conducted by breast cancer survivors. The words of one of our callers nicely sums ups the value of peer support: "Even though my family is a wonderful support system, I needed someone who had been in my shoes."

Please visit our new Web site at http://www.networkofstrength.org/ to learn more about Network of Strength. For more information about the name change, visit http://www.networkofstrength.org/media/releases/BrandFAQs.pdf.

Thank you,

Jillian Staats webmaster@networkofstrength.org Breast Cancer Network of Strength www.networkofstrength.org 312-873-2758 —JillianStaats