Children, Teens & Families

Children, Teens & Families

kids hands2Gilda’s Club Westchester offers support to children, teens and families impacted by cancer in any way through age appropriate support and networking groups, social events, and educational workshops. Our program is designed to be a place for children and teens to learn, play, care and share, all the while supported by our professional staff and trained volunteers.

Please check out the Children, Teens and Families Calendar on our Community Calendar Page for any upcoming events.


Children at Gilda’s Club Westchester

Kids’ Cancer Connections Group

An ongoing peer support group for children (ages 5-12) who have a family member living with cancer or have cancer themselves. This group uses art, games, stories and other expressive activities to help children feel safe to ask questions, express difficult feelings and share common experiences around cancer.

Kids’ Bereavement Group

An ongoing peer support group for children (ages 5-12) who have experienced the death of someone in their life from cancer. This group uses expressive activities to help children express their feelings and join with others who have had similar experiences.

Teens at Gilda’s Club Westchester

Teen Workshops and Series

Educational and activity based workshops and series for teens offered through out the year. Visit our calendar page for upcoming teen workshops and series.

Youth Committee

A volunteer group of high school students from the area who get together to plan events to raise awareness of GCW. To get involved, visit the Volunteer page.

“Cancer: Tales Untold” Teen Essay Contest

An annual essay contest for high school students across Westchester, Rockland and lower Fairfield counties. This is open to any teen impacted by cancer in any way. For more information, or to enter online, please visit this Teen Essay Contest entry form.

Families at Gilda’s Club Westchester

Family Time Events

Themed social event for children, teens and families. Past events include Magic Night, Beach Bash, Gardening at Gilda’s, Family Wellness Day, Kids’ Comedy Night, and Kids’ Carnival. There’s also Noogiefest, our annual Halloween party. These events are always open to the public.