Welcome to Yellow Brick Place

There’s no place like hope!

Welcome to Yellow Brick Place. We are the missing link between the treatment of cancer and your journey to recovery. 

Yellow Brick Place is a non-profit organization in Northeast Ohio dedicated to providing non-medical support to anyone on the cancer journey. Our purpose is to nourish and comfort the mind, body, and spirit during the fight against cancer. We provide a hopeful environment for patients, families, and caregivers. All services are free of charge – all of those touched by cancer deserve access to services regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, age, religion, or sexual orientation. 

The Yellow Brick Place facility in Cornersburg is an atmosphere of dignity, respect, and hope. All new and existing clients are welcome by appointment at this time.  

Our Mission:

The mission of Yellow Brick Place is to offer support and education to cancer patients and those closest to them by providing individual and group services in the tri-county area of Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties. The purpose of the organization is to nourish the mind, body, and spirit during the fight against cancer, along with providing a hopeful environment for cancer survivors, families, and caregivers. We are the only cancer wellness center in the tri-county area. All of our services are offered free of charge and are non-medical.

Anna Aey and Donna Detwiler Co Founders of Yellow Brick Place

Our History

Yellow Brick Place was founded by two cancer survivors, Donna Detwiler and Anna Aey. While receiving treatment out of town they realized how much those on a similar path deserved to have access to a cancer wellness center here in the Valley. Their dream was to create a safe, non-medical place where clients would reap the benefits of a healing environment while finding the encouragement and hope that so many desperately seek while going through cancer. 

As Yellow Brick Place was being developed, two words stood out which were HOPE and HOME. Add in Donna’s love of the Wizard of Oz and its message to never give up, hence, “Yellow Brick Place – No Place Like HOPE” was formed. 

YBP collaborates with all cancer medical centers in the area ensuring all cancer patients have access to our services.

We are the Missing Link
the treatment of cancer
your journey to recovery

Our Team

We would like to thank our host of Volunteers that help make our mission successful.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Carol Apinis


Retired, Speech-Language Pathologist

Renee Amacher

Chair of Grants

Director of Communications, Meridian Health Care

Laura Boomhower


Oncology Coordinator Health Educator, Mercy Health

Dr. Amy Camardese

Retired, Westminster College of Education Chair, Education Professor

Chris Chrestay

Vice President

Social Worker, Youngstown City Schools

Todd Cole

Adjunct Professor, Westminster College, Retired, Laurel Schools Teacher.

Theresa Delaney


Accountant, Kirila Fire Training Facilities, Inc.

Dan Lyden

Retired, Computer Specialist IT, Alcan Aluminum

Angela Palumbo

Chair of Volunteers & Programs

Retired RN, Forum Health

Alison Turner

Marketing Manager, Simon Roofing

Donna Wainio

Retired, YSU Training and
Technology Specialist

Jean Wainio

Retired, Executive Director of
Human Resources

Contact Us

Contact Yellow Brick Place today to learn more about the programs we have to offer and how to get involved.

At this time we can only provide our services to Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio.