Children and Family Programs

Children and Family Programming

The Gathering Place has three Child Life specialists on staff to help children of all ages cope with a cancer diagnosis in their family: Kathleen McCue, MA, LSW, CCLS, Kathy Maxwell, LISW-S, and Erin Rafter, PhD. Our children’s specialists are also available to provide short term counseling for children and teens. Call for an appointment.

Children & family programs at The Gathering Place include family counseling with licensed professionals and programming that facilitates an understanding of the cancer journey for children.  Our regular programs include bimonthly KidShop and Bridges Bereavement group, and Animal Camp in the summer.

The link below provides more information about current children and family programs.  Please note this is a link to a PDF file.

Children & Family Programs, April-June 2015

The link below is to a list of books helpful for explaining cancer to children.

Books to help children when an adult family member has cancer


Please call us at 216-595-9546 with questions or for more information.