Formerly Known As Gilda’s Club NYC

Our Adult Program

Have you been recently diagnosed with cancer? Are you undergoing treatment or perhaps you know someone – a family member or friend – with cancer? A cancer diagnosis can bring with it fear, isolation, and anger and an overwhelming need for information about treatment options, health insurance, financial support and how to manage the daily routine of life. Cancer doesn’t just change the life of the individual diagnosed, but also the lives of those around them.

Research shows that comprehensive cancer care should include psychosocial support for the patient and also for family members, caregivers and loved ones – at every stage of the experience. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), psychosocial support can help patients and their network of family, friends, caregivers, and loved ones: 

  • Learn how to cope with a cancer diagnosis
  • Feel less overwhelmed and more in control
  • Manage anxiety and depression
  • Cope with symptoms and side effects, such as pain and fatigue
  • Deal with emotional concerns about self-image, body image, and intimacy and sex
  • Manage fears or worries about the future

Red Door Community es amor, ayuda y compasión. Estoy muy orgulloso y feliz de ser miembro de esta comunidad especial.

Ruth

Red Door Community is a family to us, definitely. It has filled, in some ways, the hole that my husband’s passing created in our lives. We never miss a group or event – we are here rain or shine.

Lilliana, Member of Adult & Family Support Programs

Once you open the Red Door you know that there are so many people like you, and it makes you feel happy … I mean, it’s crazy!

Catalina, Children & Teens Program Member

Red Door Community is so important to me because after I got cancer, I learned to love again, I learned to support again, and I learned to live again.

Julie F, Member

Red Door Community is so important to me because after I got cancer, I learned to love again, I learned to support again, and I learned to live again.

Julie, Member

Having an organization like this where the door is open, you see this Red Door and you come in and you are embraced and … immediately encouraged and your heart just smiles and knowing that you don’t have to go to find the money to be able to access such invaluable activities and programs.

Auria, Member

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, Red Door Community is here for you.  

Our support program includes support groups, educational lectures, healthy lifestyle programs, and social events. For all those impacted by cancer and always 100% free of charge.

Support Groups

Red Door Community support groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals trained in our unique delivery of support. Through this program members explore and share feelings and experiences related to their cancer circumstance. 

For adult members we offer a range of weekly and monthly support groups. Currently our support groups include the following, but we are always listening to our members and adding or updating groups as needed. 

Weekly Support Groups

  • Wellness Groups for individuals diagnosed with cancer. 
  • Family Groups for family members and friends who have been impacted by a loved one diagnosed with cancer . Learn more about our Family Support Program options HERE.
  • Bereavement Groups for individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one to cancer. 

Monthly Support Groups

  • Caregivers Support
  • Group  Living with Advanced or Metastatic Cancer 
  • Living with Blood Cancer 
  • Living with Gynecological Cancer 
  • Living with Loss 
  • Living with Prostate Cancer 
  • Post-Treatment Group 
  • Wellness Group  Young
  • Adult Bereavement 
  • Young Adult Caregivers Group 
  • Young Adults Living with Cancer

Educational Lectures

Our Educational Lecture Series includes a number of virtually held lectures each month all facilitated by subject-matter experts. Our lecture series covers a variety of topics including but not limited to treatment options, health insurance, nutrition, financial planning, and more.

Our educational lectures series provides support and resources to navigate the overwhelming need for information that often follows a cancer diagnosis – whether your own or that of a loved one.

All of our lectures are 100% FREE to attend and open to members as well as non-members. You can view and sign up for any of our lectures via our program calendar.

Healthy Lifestyle Workshops

Red Door Community provides weekly and monthly workshops within a wide range of healthy lifestyle activities including exercise, nutrition, mind-body and expressive arts. These workshops equip members with tools to decrease their stress, increase resilience and adopt new habits which can directly enrich well-being and promote self-discovery.

Healthy lifestyle workshops are open to members only, you can view all of our upcoming workshops on our Program Calendar. 

Social Events

We understand that our members need a break from cancer sometimes. Our social activities bring together our members plus their families and friends to strengthen their sense of community, reduce feelings of isolation and build friendships.

Social events throughout the year include our Celebration of Members, annual Halloween and Winter Holiday celebrations, Day/Evening of Beauty, Remembrance Gathering, and many more.

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