Mission and History


The mission of Gilda’s Club Westchester is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens, children and families.

Our innovative programs are an essential complement to medical care, providing individual counseling, support groups, workshops, education and social activities.

Since 2001, Gilda’s Club Westchester has offered support for people whose lives have been touched by cancer… all types of cancer. It’s a warm, inviting place where everyone can come together to share their experiences.

Free of charge and non–profit, Gilda’s Club Westchester offers emotional support including group support, and individual/ family counseling, healthy lifestyle workshops and activities, and social events in a nonresidential, yet home–like setting. At Gilda’s Club Westchester, support, information, fellowship, and understanding meet.


History


The first Gilda’s Club opened in 1995 in New York City in fulfillment of Gilda Radner’s dream to have an informal, welcoming place, where people living with cancer, their families and friends, might come together to laugh and cry, exchange information and experiences, and to find and share support. Soon after, twenty-two other Gilda’s Club’s opened around the country.

In July 2009, Gilda’s Club and the Wellness Community joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. Today, through a network of over 50 local affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and on-line resources, we bring the highest quality emotional and social support to millions of people touched by cancer.

Gilda’s Club Westchester opened its signature red doors on Maple Avenue in White Plains in 2001. We currently serve Westchester and Rockland Counties and Connecticut’s lower Fairfield County.

Since our inception, thousands of individuals have joined our community, plus thousands more have attended various lectures and events. Want to learn more? Visit our FAQ page.


Maps & Transportation


Gilda’s Club Westchester is located at 80 Maple Avenue (entrance on Chester Avenue) in the center of White Plains, NY. It is accessible by public transportation and close to all major parkways. A large municipal lot across the street accommodates visitors and staff. View the map on the left.

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