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Kerry’s a hard-working mother of two, wife, and de facto head of household who manages a local restaurant. She’s the kind of person who’s regularly up late paying bills, researching something related to her kids, and generally holding down the fort. Kerry was recently diagnosed with an aggressive but very treatable breast cancer, and she’ll be entering treatment in two weeks.
“We will get through this. I will get us through this.” The news is shocking to Kerry and even more to her husband, Mateo, but while she understands the silver lining of the diagnosis—aggressive but treatable—she also has a good sense of the havoc her being out-of-commission could wreak on her family.
A Google search had turned up an interesting result: a service that would help “meet the everyday needs” of those affected by cancer. A starter pamphlet and some other materials from Here arrived this morning; now she’s talking through her challenges (and possible fixes) with a Here Guide.
With Kerry’s input, the Here Guide has helped set up an initial plan. Kerry had initially resisted hiring any help, due to cost and a sense of duty, but Mateo had insisted—not just for the help, but to give their friends (who’d been pestering them about how they could help) a way to contribute.
When Rosalie got the news of Kerry’s illness, she was shocked at her own reaction and didn’t know what to do. Helping with the cleaning and sending a note made her feel a little less useless.
Kerry hasn’t had a day like this since before her first child was born. She feels somewhat guilty, but snuggling with her kids while watching a family TV show isn’t the worst thing in the world.
Flash forward a few weeks: Kerry and her family are now in a bit of a predictable rhythm. On her low-fatigue days, Kerry's able to connect with her kids in a way that didn’t seem possible without the outpouring of help from her community.
David’s a divorcé who worked a union job (heavy machinery) for decades before retiring. He finished his cancer treatment over a year ago and has shown no evidence of disease since then, but has struggled to bounce back in other ways.
“I’m fine.” But he’s not. Lonely and isolated, David gets up late and spends his days watching TV and doomscrolling the internet. Theresa, his adult daughter, is both worried and frustrated.
Theresa heard of Here through a friend whose cousin had cancer. With David uninterested in actively engaging in anything, she signs herself—and Dad—up for Here, and adds a few other friends and family to his Core Team.
A few days pass. Then a friend, Miguel, knocks on David’s door. He’s brought a gift box, complements of David’s friends.
David gets texts from them right as Miguel leaves. He’s touched.
With a LOT of prodding by Theresa, Miguel, and other friends, David has reluctantly agreed to be matched with a HerePeer, Carlos. They take a walk around the block and David starts opening up about his shame (for being in this state) and his loss (of his former self, his wife).
Here has been continuously prompting David about his physical and mental health. He’s been feeling better, and his friends’ words of caring and encouragement have helped a lot.
Nine months later, David has turned himself around—with a lot of support, for which he’s grateful. On a whim he signed up for an online HerePeer guide course to become a HerePeer. He almost didn’t sign up. But he did. He wants Theresa nearby as he meets with his first peer match.
We Are Here is accepting new members now.
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