Helping Families at TGP

Our programs help children, teens and families cope with the impact of cancer in their lives.

At The Gathering Place, our Children, Teen and Family programs are here to support children and teens living with cancer, who have cancer in the family and who experienced a death of an adult loved one from cancer. Our free programs and services help children, teens and families cope with the emotional, social, spiritual and physical impact of cancer.

At The Gathering Place we recognize that when a parent, grandparent or other significant adult in a child or teen's life is diagnosed with cancer it can profoundly impact the family's coping. Our staff, specially trained to work with children, teens and families, are here to provide support through this challenging time. Our programs help children, teens and families enhance current coping skills and build new ones, strengthen communication and build resilience.

Connections: Support for Families Affected by Childhood Cancer

No parent is ever prepared to hear that their child is battling a life-threatening illness. The Gathering Place offers education, emotional support and activities for the whole family.

Someone I Love Is Sick

Someone I Love is Sick: Helping Very Young Children Cope with Cancer in the Family is a customizable book to use when talking with children ages 2-6 years old when a parent or grandparent has cancer.

Individual Consultation

Child, teen and family specialists are available to ease your fear and uncertainty by helping you and your family members understand your child or teen's cancer diagnosis in a space where you feel comfortable.


KidShop/TeenShop

Group for children and teens who have an adult family member with cancer. Utilizing art, play and discussion, children, teens and their parents can interact with families in similar situations, with a different theme every month.

Children, Teen & Family

Workshop for children and teens who have an adult family member with cancer. Utilizing art, play and discussion, children, teens and their parents interact with families in similar situations.

Topics:

Jan 9: Moving Forward with Intention

Feb 13: Making Connections

Mar 13: March Madness: Dealing with Anger

Children, Teen & Family
December 12th at 6:30 pm

Workshop for children and teens who have an adult family member with cancer. Utilizing art, play and discussion, children, teens and their parents interact with families in similar situations. This month's theme: Telling Your Family Story

Connections: Support for Families Affected by Childhood Cancer

New name, same group! This interactive and creative group is designed to connect and support the entire family (caregivers, children, and siblings) in coping with the impact of cancer. Families can also connect with each other to know they are not alone in this experience.

Children, Teen & Family
December 10th at 10:00 am

This interactive and creative group is designed to connect and support the entire family (caregivers, children, and siblings) in coping with the impact of cancer. Families can also connect with each other to know they are not alone in this experience. This month's theme: Making Music. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS

Children, Teen & Family

This interactive and creative group is designed to connect and support the entire family (caregivers, children, and siblings) in coping with the impact of cancer. Families can also connect with each other to know they are not alone in this experience. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS

Topics:

Jan 14: Satisfactory Sleep

Feb 11: How We Connect

Mar 11: Exploring Emotions through Art

Bridges Grief Group for Families

Group for parents, children and teens who have lost an adult family member to cancer.

Bridges Grief Group

Group for parents, children and teens who have experienced a death of an adult loved one from cancer. Includes expressive, age specific, group activities and a concurrent support group for parent.

Other Family Programs

What People Are Saying

"TGP started off as a support system, but over the course of our journey it became much more. The staff did an amazing job of helping me through my chaos, but even more importantly was what they provided my children - normalcy and support. We found community and support. I don't know how may family and I could have made our journey without The Gathering Place." - Participant

Programs at The Gathering Place combine art, discussion, play and fun. Connect with us today by reaching out to Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS at 216-455-1523 or gates@touchedbycancer.org.