Virtual programming strengthens and opens more broadly

Dear Gilda’s Club community,

Gilda’s Club is sensitive to the current outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is our priority to keep all our members, volunteers and staff safe.

Our priority also is to continue to serve.

Beginning Monday, March 16 all our Support Groups and a number of our Workshops are being conducted virtually, through video and audio platforms. There will be no groups or gatherings at any of our facilities – including Gilda’s programs within our hospital partnerships.

This is not a decision we made lightly. We are mindful that many of our members are the most vulnerable. We also are mindful that during this unprecedented time, the mental health of our community continues to be our priority. We want to create the safest, most accessible environment for them during this period of precaution.

We are especially proud to have opened our remote support groups to organizations and health providers who are unable to continue groups for their patients as they take precautions and set priorities withing their organizations.

These are uncharted times for all of us and we are continuing to monitor closely. Our remote and virtual service model will be in place through Friday, April 3. We will reevaluate at that time to see when our facilities will reopen to groups.

For continuous updates, please check our Facebook page, our Website and we will also communicate through email. Our staff is available at our facilities: Royal Oak Clubhouse: 248.577.0800, Lake House location: 586.777.7761 and Gilda’s in Detroit, 313.356.7600.

If you are seeking support, you can call our team at 248-577-0800 for more information on how to join our virtual community. Our online calendar will stay up to date with what programs will be offered.

Our commitment is to serve our community and ensure the stresses being felt through a diagnosis are not compounded by isolation and uncertainty. Gilda’s is here so they, and you, are not alone. Thank you for your unwavering support during this time of need.

Gratefully,

Laura Varon Brown
Executive Director & CEO

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info@gildasclubdetroit.org
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3517 Rochester Road Royal Oak, MI 48073
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248.577.0800
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Monday - Thursday: 10-8 p.m. Saturday 12-3 p.m.