Malecare’s mission is to help men live longer and happier lives.
Malecare improves the lives of people diagnosed with cancer, their families and communities by making health services safe, available, understandable and sustainable. We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their health and to receive care that meets their needs. We focus on helping under-served communities such as African American men, LGBT people and Latino men.
Malecare is committed to designing and implementing contextual, culturally competent and proactive men’s health care services, where ever there is need. Barriers are to be broken and everyone deserves action. Our work for prostate, testicular and male breast cancer patients is presented in English, Spanish, Hebrew, French and Italian.
In 1997, Malecare began as a simple, one time per month, Manhattan based lecture series about prostate cancer. Today, Malecare produces comprehensive men’s cancer support programs, internationally and on the internet.
Unique projects include the first prostate cancer support group for gay men and transgendered women in the United States, the first national support program focused on Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual people diagnosed with cancer, our African American Prostate Cancer Research Program and the worlds only male breast cancer support group network. Malecare also has groups for couples, spouses and partners of men diagnosed with prostate cancer and a group for Spanish speaking prostate cancer patients.
Malecare reaches out to homeless and substance abusing men through its association with a variety of community and religion based nonprofit corporations.