A Cancer Support Community for Kids, Teens, and Families

Support Groups:

Our free kids’ support groups are facilitated by licensed clinicians and provide a safe environment for kids to share their feelings. These groups are structured around providing age-appropriate cancer information, learning relaxation and coping skills, as well as building support and social connections through creative activities and play. Support Groups include:

  • Families Facing Cancer – A support series for families in which there is a family member with an active cancer diagnosis and/or currently in treatment for cancer. Families are invited to eat dinner together before joining separate adult and kid/teen group meetings. If you’re interested in learning about the next series, please contact liz@gildasclubmiddletn.org
  • Kids & Teens Grief Groups: Special groups for children and teens who have lost a loved one to cancer. These groups focus on helping children remember and celebrate their family members, as well as providing them with tools to understand and process difficult emotions around loss as they move forward.


Special Events & Workshops

Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee offers a variety of free workshops and activities for kids and families that enable these members of our community to explore various avenues of expression, while building a community with other families who share similar experiences. Activities include:

  • Family Social Events: These evening or weekend events are devoted to helping families have fun together and may include community meals, game nights, expressive art activities, and family movement and relaxation classes (with lots of hugs and laughter, of course).
  • One Day Fun Day: An annual day of “summer camp” activities for kids impacted by cancer in any way.
  • Educational Lectures: Opportunities for adults to learn from experts about a variety of topics around parenting when there is cancer in the family.

For more information about Gilda's Club's programming for children and families, email Megan Ingram Forshey or Liz Geller, Program Managers, or call 615.329.1124.