Children, Teen and Family Program at The Gathering Place is comprehensive and designed to meet the needs of children and teens living with cancer. Family-centered programs provide age-appropriate support and psycho-educational activities provided for the whole family.
Support group for parents/caregivers of a child or teen with cancer currently in or post-treatment. This group will provide a safe space to discuss the difficulties of having a child/teen dealing with cancer and its impacts, and to receive support from a community of others facing similar experiences. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS
This interactive and creative group is designed to connect and support the entire family (caregivers, children, and siblings) in coping with the impact of childhood cancer. Families can also connect with each other to know they are not alone in this experience. Meets the second Saturday of every month, 10:00-11:00am. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS
We're back in person! This workshop is designed for children who have an adult family member with cancer. Children utilize art, play, and discussion to process their emotions and enhance their coping skills with peers in similar situations. Includes a concurrent support group for their adult loved ones to interact with others who understand the challenges of raising children and navigating cancer within the family. Facilitator: Taylor Buss, MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C
Come together with other teens (13-17) who get the challenges of dealing with cancer (as patients, cancer in a loved one, or grieving the loss of a loved one to cancer.) Donuts will be provided. Facilitator: Whitney Hadley, MA, MSW, LSW
Connect and build community with teens (13-17) who have been diagnosed with cancer. Meets the second Saturday of every month, 10:00-11:00am. Facilitator: Whitney Hadley, MA, MSW, LSW
No tricks, just treats! Bring your little goblins and ghouls for a fun afternoon trunk or treating at TGP! Weather permitting, this event will be in the parking lot. Costumes encouraged but not required! Facilitator: Taylor Buss, MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C