Just for Children and Teens

Our children and teen programs offer ongoing support for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a loved one living with cancer, or grieving the loss of a loved one to cancer. For more information, please call 248.577.0800 and speak with one of our Program Staff Members.

Frankly Speaking: What Do I Tell The Kids?
If you are a parent, or caring for a child and cancer is in your family, this booklet (click here) is meant to give you information about a child’s general understanding of cancer, ways to talk to them about cancer, some common behaviors you may see in children, and ways to support your family through this experience.


Children & Teen Programming

Kids Connect: We are currently planning our summer Kids Connect. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Wendi at 248.577.0800 or email whenning@gildasclubdetroit.org. 

Kids Support: A support group for children (ages 5-12) designed for children diagnosed with cancer or with a loved one diagnosed  with cancer. This group focuses on positive coping, self-esteem building, and cancer education. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm. 

Tweens/Teens Living with Cancer: A support group for tweens/teens (ages 11-15) currently receiving treatment for a cancer diagnosis.  Programming structure: 45 minutes of support group time and 20+ minutes in the free arcade at Durfee arcade. Every third Thursday 5-6 at Durfee.

Family Fun Day: Our monthly family social event where we participate together in a variety of activities from arts and crafts and game days to scavenger hunts and holiday themed projects. Meets one Saturday per month.


Teen Support: A support group for teens (ages 13-17) diagnosed with cancer or with a loved one diagnosed. Join us as we make connections and focus on positive coping strategies, self-esteem building, and creating a community of support. 

Parenting with cancer:  For parents who have a cancer diagnosis.  Meet with other parents navigating the landscape of raising children and also taking care of your own health/mental health needs. 


3517 Rochester Road Royal Oak, MI 48073
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