At The Gathering Place, we meet participants wherever they are on their cancer journey starting at diagnosis. Some programs offered at TGP are available to people with specific types of cancer including Breast, Pancreatic, Myeloma and more.
Please refrain from wearing perfumes and scented lotions while a The Gathering Place. Many people undergoing treatment are sensitive to smells and find it makes them feel ill. Thank you.
Monthly breast cancer support group for those who are newly diagnosed, in treatment and during follow up care. There are both daytime and evening groups. The daytime group meets the third Monday of every month, 2:00-3:30pm. The evening group meets the first Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm. Facilitator: Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C
Monthly support group for women diagnosed with gynecological cancers (non-ovarian). This support group provides a safe space for women to talk about their diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers, side effects, late effects and related thoughts and emotions. Each person's cancer story is different. It can be healing to learn from others, to ask questions and to share ways they have coped. Meets the third Thursday of every month, 6:30-7:30pm. Facilitator: Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C
Support group for young women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s with breast cancer. Meets the first Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm. Facilitator: Susan Marinac, MSSA, LISW-S
Monthly support for those diagnosed with lung cancer. This support group will help the individual diagnosed with lung cancer feel more connected, gain information and provide a safe place to express feelings. Meets in Westlake on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 2:00-3:30pm, and in Beachwood on the second Wednesday of every month, 2:00-3:30pm. Facilitators: Susan Marinac, MSSA, LISW-S & Andrea Sonnie, MSSA, LISW-S
Monthly support group for those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Meets the third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm. Facilitator: Sarah Axner Gilmore
Support and education for those diagnosed with myeloma and their family members. Facilitators: Mary Fisher Bornstein, LISW-S & Stevi Gutin, RN
Monthly support group for people with oral, head and neck cancer. Meets the third Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30pm. Facilitator: Brittani Davis, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC
Monthly support group to support women with ovarian cancer and to provide a space to share feelings, experiences and resources. Meets the third Wednesday of every month, 2:00-3:30pm. Facilitator: Susan Marinac, MSSA, LISW-S
Monthly support group for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30pm. Facilitator: Andrea Sonnie, MSSA, LISW-S
For those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer within the last twelve months. Meets the second Thursday of every month, 5:15-6:15pm before each monthly Prostate Partners Group.
Facilitators: Mary Fisher-Bornstein, LISW-S & Brittani Davis, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC