Gilda’s Club is thrilled to announce that we recently received a $100,000 grant from Impact100, which will be used to create a new Teen Center. This will be the first comprehensive cancer support center in our community specifically for teens.
Gilda’s Club Westchester’s teen center will be an age-appropriate, welcoming and private space for teens where they can explore and express their feelings about cancer and grief.
Building on the success of our newly expanded teen programming, Gilda’s Club will transform existing unused outdoor deck space at our White Plains clubhouse into a 1,300 square foot Teen Cancer Center.
The new Center will include a computer lab and library, and a comfortable place for teen and family counseling sessions. The Center will be large enough to hold teen workshops and coping skills training, as well as provide a place where teens feel comfortable to socialize with other teens.
Our teen counseling and support groups help reduce stress and anxiety and improve communication and coping skills while giving teens an opportunity to meet other teens who are experiencing cancer in their families.