Support Groups

Teen Support GroupGet the emotional support you need 

Support groups are an opportunity for cancer and grief members to come together as a community facing similar experiences. These groups are facilitated by licensed, masters level mental health professionals and provide a space where you can be real and honor the full range of emotions you are experiencing. 

With a whole host of groups offered weekly, bi-monthly and monthly, Gilda’s Club support groups offer something for everyone, including general and specialized groups.  

Cancer support groups include: 

  • Brain Cancer Support  A bi-monthly support group for adults impacted by Brain Cancer to learn and share together. Support person(s) welcome.
  • Breast Cancer Support  A bi-monthly support group for adults diagnosed with Breast Cancer to learn and share together.  
  • Cancer Support  A weekly support group for adults diagnosed with cancer to learn and share together.
  • Christian Cancer Support  A weekly support group for all “seekers” impacted by cancer. Join us for this Christian-faith based group where members share in their journeys together.
  • Colorectal Cancer Support  A monthly support group for adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer and related hereditary risk syndromes. Those affected by syndromes such as Lynch and FAP are welcome to attend this monthly support group.
  • Family and Friends Cancer Support  A weekly support group for individuals supporting a family member or friend on their cancer journey.
  • Family & Youth Support  During our Virtual Clubhouse, we’re thrilled to offer this weekly support group for youth age preschool through eighth grade and their adult(s) who are impacted by cancer or have experienced the death of someone in their life due to any cause. This support group incorporates age specific curriculum-based activities and discussion.
  • Kaleidoscope of Cancer: Young Adult Cancer Support  A bi-monthly support group for those who are post high school to age 35 diagnosed with cancer to learn and share together.
  • Learn, Share Laugh Support (Lowell)  A monthly support group for adults living in the Lowell area that brings together both our Cancer and Grief Support Groups for people who are impacted by cancer or have experienced a death of someone in their life. When able to safely meet in-person again, this group will be held at our Gilda’s Club Lowell clubhouse.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Support   A monthly support group for adults impacted by Leukemia and Lymphoma to learn and share together. Support person(s) welcome.
  • Lung Cancer Support  A monthly support group for adults diagnosed with Lung Cancer to learn and share together.
  • Multiple Myeloma Cancer Support  A bi-monthly support group for adults impacted by Multiple Myeloma to learn and share together. Support person(s) welcome.
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Support  A monthly support group for adults living with the effects of Peripheral Neuropathy. Often featuring guest speakers. Support person(s) welcome.
  • Prostate Cancer Support  A monthly support group for adults impacted by Prostate Cancer to learn and share together. Special guest speakers and topics are announced monthly. Support person(s) welcome.
  • Sister to Sister Cancer Support  A bi-monthly support group for women of color impacted by cancer. to learn and share together. Support person(s) welcome. Join for a time of support and friendship.
  • Teen Cancer Support  A weekly support group for teens in high school impacted by cancer (whether their own diagnosis or that of someone in their life). This support group incorporates age specific curriculum-based activities and discussion.

Grief Support Groups Include: 

  • African Americans Living with Grief Support  A monthly support group for African Americans who have experienced a death of someone in their life due to any cause.
  • Family & Youth Support  During our Virtual Clubhouse, we’re thrilled to offer this weekly support group for youth age preschool through eighth grade and their adult(s) who are impacted by cancer or have experienced the death of someone in their life due to any cause. This support group incorporates age specific curriculum-based activities and discussion.
  • Grief Support  A weekly support group for adults who have experienced a death of someone in their life due to any cause.
  • Grief – Who Am I Now? A weekly support group for adults who have experienced a death of someone in their life due to any cause. This group is especially beneficial for those a little further out in their journey and who are taking steps forward into their changed lives. The group provides a safe place to connect, learn, share and laugh together as members continue to discover their new identity which grief and life without their person has brought them.
  • Learn, Share Laugh Support (Lowell)  A monthly support group for adults living in the Lowell area that brings together both our Cancer and Grief Support Groups for people who are impacted by cancer or have experienced a death of someone in their life. When able to safely meet in-person again, this group will be held at our Gilda’s Club Lowell clubhouse.
  • Living with Traumatic Grief Support  A weekly support groups for adults who are experiencing grief after the traumatic death of someone in their life due to any cause. Participation in the Living with Traumatic Grief Series is a prerequisite to joining this support group.
  • Spouse Grief with Children at Home Support  A weekly support group for adults who have experienced the death of a spouse due to any cause and have young children living at home.
  • Substance Related Death Grief Support  A weekly group for adults who have experienced the death of a person associated with substance-related issues.  In this group we will explore the unique grief journey associated with substance use.
  • Teen Grief Support  A weekly support group for teens in high school who have experienced the death of someone in their life due to any cause. This support group incorporates age specific curriculum-based activities and discussion.
  • Young Adult Grief Support  A weekly support group for those who are post high school to age 30 and have experienced a death of someone in their life due to any cause.

Learn more about the impact of our support groups can have in this interview with Kaleidoscope of Cancer: Young Adult Cancer Support Facilitator and Gilda’s Club program staff member Lehanna Hardy and group mentor, Amanda Ditmar.

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

1806 Bridge St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3rd Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Gilda’s Club Lowell

314 S. Hudson St.
Lowell, MI 49331

Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 12:30-8:30 p.m.

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