Community Care Fund

Commnunity Care Fund

The Community Care Fund (CCF) is a limited-assistance program developed for economically disadvantaged individuals. CCF was established for clinical services and treatments provided in the Osher Center clinic, and now has been expanded to subsidize costs for our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class in English and Spanish. Patients receive CCF support based on documented financial needs.

Clinical Support for Osher Center Patients

Existing Osher Center patients can apply to receive CCF assistance to cover the cost of acupuncture, massage therapy, biofeedback, supplements, and botanicals.

As we raise funds from both foundation gifts and private donations, CCF is a limited-assistance program requiring a lead Osher Center practitioner's oversight of your comprehensive treatment plan and consideration of clinic service availability.

Support for Public Osher Center Classes in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Through the Community Care Fund (CCF), the Osher Center is covering the cost of an eight-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in English and Spanish. This course introduces mindfulness practices in the form of sitting meditation, body awareness, and mindful movement. This program can be beneficial for those experiencing the negative impacts of stress, for those experiencing chronic physical or emotional distress, or for anyone interested in learning ways to maintain health and well-being.

Spanish MBSR

The Spanish MBSR course is led by Valeria Galetto, PhD, a certified MBSR teacher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. She has developed and delivered a wide range of mindfulness-based courses and training programs and has led silent meditation retreats in English and Spanish, both in the U.S. and abroad, for universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

To register for the Spanish MBSR course that begins in September 2022, please review financial eligibility guidelines and  online application (physical application form available upon request). The eight-week course is typically priced at $395, but we are offering it for free for applicants who qualify for CCF.

September-November Monday Afternoons, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Orientation: September 26
Class Dates: October 3–November 21
Retreat: Sunday, November 13, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

English MBSR

To view the schedule and instructors for our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes, visit our Public Classes webpage. The eight-week course is typically priced at $395, but we are offering it for free for applicants who qualify for CCF.


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