Children & Teens with Cancer

Has your child or teen been diagnosed with cancer?

No parent is ever prepared to hear that their child is battling a life threatening illness. Family life gets turned upside down. Parents may feel overwhelmed with information and have to manage as they navigate through treatment plans.

The Gathering Place provides a safe community, education, emotional support and activities for the whole family.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Take an hour off from cancer to bring back much needed family time. Receive support, guidance and education in navigating a child or teen's cancer diagnosis. Connect through fun activities as you explore feelings and develop family communication.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

Child, teen and family specialists are available to meet with parents or other family members to discuss the unimaginable reality of a child or teen's cancer diagnosis.

ANIMAL CAMP

It's all about FUN! A special week-long camp experience where children (6 to 12 years of age) build confidence, make friends and participate in engaging activities.


Support for Families When a Child or Teen Has Cancer

The Gathering Place is available to help reduce stress through programs provided FREE of charge.

What People Are Saying

"The Gathering Place has provided our family with different opportunities to help us engage as a family, cope with different emotions and participate in online activities. We have had cooking classes, dance parties and even virtual summer camp!" - Jennifer E.

Have Questions?

Find out more by connecting with:

Erin Rafter, PhD, CCLS, - Interim Director of Children & Family Programs at 216-455-1516 or by email at rafter@touchedbycancer.org.