Youth Cancer Support Group

This group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

A young women with a shaved head smiles and hugs her family on their sofa A young women with a shaved head smiles and hugs her family on their sofa
HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital Heritage Conference Room A - 3rd floor  Enter through the Emergency Department doors on Webster Avenue. Take the Webster Elevators to 3rd floor.  
In the event of a cancellation, we request that you notify us as soon as possible.
At this support group, HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital and our Child Life Specialists will provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment for children ages 5-12 who have a loved one affected by cancer. At this support group, children will  
  • build relationships with other children going through similar experiences. 
  • learn all about cancer. 
  • learn how to manage and explore their feelings surrounding cancer and their experiences with it. 
What we provide: 
  • Education on cancer, what it is, how it affects their loved one. 
  • Education on positive and healthy coping tools and how to use them. 
  • A supportive and safe space for children to share their thoughts and feelings. 
  • Opportunities for therapeutic and normalization activities. 
  • Peer to peer support. 
For any additional children you may wish to register, please include their first and last name as well as their age here.