Young Adults

The Gathering Place helps support Young Adults whose lives have been interrupted by cancer. The Gathering Place offers a safe place to socialize and learn from other Young Adults with similar concerns who are at similar places in their lives. Participants gain the emotional support required to navigate an extraordinarily overwhelming experience.

Support Groups

For young adults (18-45) surviving cancer. Connect and build community with young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer. Programs provide an opportunity for social networking and creative outlets to assist with coping. Facilitators: Whitney Hadley, MA, MSW, LSW, OSW-C

Cancer Specific Support Groups

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

Young Adults

Virtual drop-in group for young adults. Bring your lunch and join us for a time to check in with your YA lunch buddies! Facilitator: Whitney Hadley, MA, MSW, LSW, OSW-C

Young Adults

Step out of your comfort zone for some lunch hour movement together on Zoom. Facilitator: Sandy Conochan, ATC, PTA

Information & Education

This is part of the Wellness Passport Program.

Knowing how to budget to handle medical bills during and after cancer treatment can be challenging and confusing. Learn how to best manage your finances and anticipate costs when possible. Presenter: Amanda Goodstadt, ESQ., Triage Cancer Staff Attorney & Whitney Hadley, MA, MSW, LSW, OSW-C

Cancer interrupts your life. You may feel overwhelmed with information while learning how to navigate the healthcare system.

The Gathering Place provides a confidential, judgement-free zone. Whether you are 18, 27 or 39, our judgement-free zone will help reduce stress through the following programs provided free of charge:

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.

What People Are Saying

"Young Adult programs at The Gathering Place are easily accessible, relevant for patients at various stages of treatment and a fun way to connecting with other young adults."
- Cristina D.

Ready to Connect with Us?

Get started by reaching out to Whitney Hadley, MA, MSW, LSW, OSW-C today at: or 216-455-1520