In 2006 the BCRC proudly offered its first Spanish speaking Meet Up in Austin facilitated by Patient Navigator Jessica Jones. This was a service missing in the community for our Latino and Spanish speaking clients. We consistently had around 15 clients at each Meet Up so we knew this was a much needed service. Because of the success of our Spanish Meet Up in Austin, BCRC created another one in Round Rock in 2015.
The Meet Ups are facilitated by our Bilingual Patient Navigators and provide guidance through a powerful emotional outlet where clients can connect with one another in a safe environment. They also provide education on topics related to breast health by presenting subject matter experts. The Meet Ups are called “Entre Mujeres” which appropriately translates to “Between Women.”
“I feel as if I’m with family and at home. The other women help me feel good about myself and not feel as if I am different.” BCRC Client
“BCRC came into my life since my first session of chemotherapy, when I was surprised by a visit from my Patient Navigator, offering me her own experience and the support of her organization. Among the group, Entre Mujeres, I joined my personal journey with the other women who, with courage, we share the same trajectory in the search for coping with breast cancer.” BCRC Client
In Travis County Entre Mujeres is held at University Medical Center Brackenridge. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and facilitated by Patient Navigator Jessica Jones.
In Williamson County Entre Mujeres is held at our BCRC Round Rock office. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and facilitated by Patient Navigator Elaine Gonzales.
“Entre Mujeres provides education about breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship in their native language. Meditation and reflection are incorporated to help decrease stress. We provide a supportive and welcoming environment where women feel safe to share their fears and concerns surrounding their diagnosis and treatment.” BCRC facilitator
“Entre Mujeres is a wonderful time where these women are able to connect because of their common cultural background and their breast cancer diagnosis.” BCRC facilitator
Please call our Spanish Helpline for more information about our Spanish Meet Ups 512-796-5808.