Resources & Referrals

Empower Yourself With Knowledge

Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit is a hub for cancer-related information and referrals in the metro Detroit area. We are deeply connected to organizations in our community, which offer a robust array of cancer resources and assistance. As an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, our parent organization, we have access to national resources, too. Whether we can assist you directly or connect you to another organization focusing on the area of support you need, we are here to help. 

Gilda’s Club also maintains a library in the main Clubhouse providing a wealth of information about cancer and techniques for living with cancer. In addition, our affiliate Cancer Support Community’s series “Frankly Speaking about Cancer” provides information about a variety of issues related to cancer. Access the series at

Twice monthly, we offer the opportunity to meet directly with our Program team for assistance in securing the resources you need. We invite you to attend one of our Drop In: Resource groups, meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month from 2:00-3:30 pm in Royal Oak, and every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00 pm in Detroit.

Cancer Support Helpline

No one should have to face cancer alone. The Cancer Support Community is here to help you by offering free support and counseling for cancer patients or their loved ones by phone and online.

The Cancer Support Helpline’s licensed counselors provide guidance, resources and support to cancer patients or their loved ones with a variety of needs—from getting information about cancer, identifying a local support group or just finding someone who is willing to listen. Counselors and resource specialists can be reached by phone or live chat from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All of our services are provided to you in English and Spanish. Please contact us today so we can assist you!

Additional Cancer Support Helpline services include:

  • Connecting callers to local or national resources, including support groups, transportation services and other programs
  • Short-term cancer counseling and emotional assistance
  • Treatment decision planning
  • Financial navigation and counseling regarding the costs of cancer and its treatments
  • Specialized information in pediatric oncology, finances, clinical trials, and genetics/genomics
  • Clinical trials navigation
  • Access to an online distress screening program, CancerSupportSource®
  • General information about the Cancer Support Community
  • Supportive counseling available in over 200 languages
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