Children, Teen & Family

Support for children and teens when an adult family member has cancer

The Gathering Place provides a number of programs and services to support children and teens when a significant adult in their life has a cancer diagnosis. The programs are comprehensive, meeting the needs of children from infancy through adolescence.Through group and individual interventions, children and teens learn to utilize their own personal strengths and abilities. Cancer can cause even the most organized family to struggle. Our Children and Teens Program provides a safety net of stability and opportunity for growth and learning.

We also provide services to families when a child or teen has a cancer diagnosis. Those services include individual support to help children and teens learn how to manage friends, family and medical 'stuff' as well as services to help siblings make sense of what is going on. We provide support to parents and guardians during and after a child or teen's cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The programs below are designed for children and teens who have a significant adult in their life who has been diagnosed with cancer. Please note registration is required for all of the following programs. To attend one of the following Children, Teen & Family programs in Beachwood please CLICK HERE to email Casey Durkin, in your email please indicate that you are interested in attending a class. To attend one of the following Children, Teen & Family programs in Westlake please CLICK HERE to email Erin Rafter, in your email please indicate that you are interested in attending a class.

KidShop/TeenShop

Workshop for children and teens who have an adult family member with cancer. 

          Themes for Upcoming Programs: 

          July....Summer Survival Kit

          September....Transitions: Weather, School, Life...

TGP East: Mondays, July 9 & 23, September 10 & 24, 6:30-7:30pm

TGP West: Wednesdays, July 18, September 5 & 19, 6:30-7:30pm


Bridges Grief Group for Families

For parents, children and teens when there has been a death of an adult loved one from cancer. CLICK HERE to email Bev Soggs, in your email please indicate that you are interested in attending a group.

TGP East: Mondays, July 2 & 16, August 6 & 20, September 17, 6:30-7:30pm

TGP West: Wednesdays, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, September 12 & 26, 6:30-7:30pm


Family Movie Night

TGP East: Monday, July 30, 6:30-8:00pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)

TGP West: Wednesday, August 1, 6:30-8:00pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)

Family Pizza Night

TGP East: Monday, August 13, 6:00-7:30pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)

TGP West: Wednesday, August 15, 6:00-7:30pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)

When A Child or Teen Has Cancer

Support for a child or teen with cancer and siblings and parents.

Contact Casey Durkin, 216.455.1523 or at durkin@touchedbycancer.org


Fantasy Baseball Camp for children diagnosed with cancer and or their siblings

Sunday, August 19, 10:00am-3:00pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)

Registration at 9:30am

Willoughby Eagles, 37299 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby




A Few Friendly Reminders

Our children and teen specialists are available to meet with parents or other family members to discuss concerns about issues with children and teens. Staff are also available to provide one-to-one support for children and teens.

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