While new challenges created by COVID-19 affect us ALL, we know families living with cancer are more at risk and are feeling even more isolated. At Gilda’s Club, we are working hard to ensure no one faces cancer alone—especially in this new environment. We are here to help, ensuring you continue to receive the support you need while our in-house program has been temporarily suspended.
Although our in-house program has been suspended for the time being, we are answering our phones remotely and have extended phone hours from 9 am to 9 pm, seven days a week. Our licensed mental health professionals are available for anyone who needs to talk and will be virtually facilitating their support groups. If you or someone you know needs a call, reach out: 502.583.0075 or here. You’ll receive a call within 24 hours.
ADULT SUPPORT GROUPS
will meet on their normal schedule via Zoom, a video communications platform for smartphones, computers, and more. For those without a computer or smartphone, we are providing the equipment needed to ensure support. Our group facilitators can also help you dial in to Zoom via phone. Alternative activities are being creatively planned for youth in support groups.
Daily Facebook streaming has already begun for our youth and families—offering fun and creative activities.
VIRTUAL PROGRAM & SUPPORT
Virtual “drop ins” so those who are home in isolation can check in with others experiencing similar challenges during this new normal. Check the online program calendar for more details and to register!
Regularly scheduled program offerings continue virtually, for example, Gilda’s Book Nook will carry on reading book selections.
Other healthy lifestyle classes like meditation, yoga, and writing are available.
Additional virtual support opportunities are listed here with highlights like museum tours, online art activities, musical performances, and more.
As we always say, living with cancer is not our choice, but how we live with it is. We’re committed to keeping this wonderful community of support connected and thriving.