Please note that our offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

Children, Teen & Family

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.

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.

Children, Teen & 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. Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:00pm. 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 childhood cancer. Families can also connect with each other to know they are not alone in this experience. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 11:00am-12:00pm. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS

Children, Teen & Family

Just as a group of butterflies is called a Kaleidoscope, this monthly workshop is for young families to reflect, build community, and learn skills to process grief together. Meets the second Saturday of each month. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS

Children, Teen & Family

Grief group for parents/partners with school age children who have had a spouse/partner die from cancer. This group is a supportive space for parents/caregivers to process their grief. Meets the second Saturday of each month. Facilitator: Whitney Hadley, MA, MSW, LSW, OSW-C

Children, Teen & Family

Monthly group for teens (13-17) who have been diagnosed with cancer, in treatment, or recently completed treatment, to chat in a safe space with others who get it. Take control back and join us to discuss what YOU want from this group. Every month we will cover topics decided on by you and important to you. Meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7:00-8:00pm. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS

Children, Teen & Family

Supportive and psychoeducational group for children ages 4-12. Participants will use The Little Spot by Diane Alber to learn how to identify, manage, and cope with big emotions relating to their loved one's cancer. Age appropriate activities and supportive discussions will assist participants with the development of new coping skills among peers with shared experiences. Meets the second Saturday of each month. Facilitator: Whitney Hadley, MA, MSW, LSW, OSW-C

Children, Teen & Family

Virtual educational sessions for participants with children and teens in their lives. Topics surround the unique challenges participants face when navigating cancer and family. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS