The Cancer Support Community New Jersey at Gilda's Club program includes support and networking groups, educational lectures and workshops, and social activities for men, women, teens and children touched by cancer.
Support and Networking Groups:
All of our support and networking groups are facilitated by licensed, mental health professionals.
We offer weekly support groups for individuals touched by cancer:
Social activities vary from monthly potluck suppers, comedy night, open mic night and holiday celebrations.
Noogieland is the part of our program dedicated to children touched by cancer, age 4-12.
Gilda’s Teen/Tween Program:
Gilda’s Teen/Tween Program is for ages 13-19 whose lives have been touched by cancer in any way. This group meets monthly at the Clubhouse in Linwood.
Team Convene is facilitated by a licensed, mental health professional, and used to create an active support network at the time of diagnosis, recurrence or any challenging time or situation that may follow (hospital stay or home recuperation). The session can include all significant family members and friends in a member’s life, who join together to provide support in areas such as transportation, food preparation, childcare, etc.
Family Focus is facilitated by a licensed, mental health professional. The session can include anyone a member defines as family. The purpose is to enlist the entire family as a resource and help them learn together how to live with cancer, whatever the outcome. It seeks to identify and discuss family beliefs about cancer, critical family issues and immediate practical problems as well as solutions.