December 31, 2015

Family Cancer Support Program

Family Cancer Support Programs

Family Support Program

The Cancer Pathways Family Support Group provides emotional and social support to families dealing with cancer in the family. In our children’s group, we provide a safe space for children to identify and express their emotions, thoughts and questions related to cancer. Children participate in a guided art therapy project lead by a licensed Art Therapist. In our Parent Networking Group, we provide a safe space for parents to share and discuss the challenges they face when cancer is in the family. The parent group is also facilitated by a licensed clinician. Both groups meet once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm for 5 consecutive weeks and are offered free of charge. Children ages 6-12 who are currently impacted by cancer are eligible for the Children’s Art Therapy Group and parents with a child under the age of 18 who are dealing with cancer in the family are eligible. Pre-registration is required. The next session will begin February 27th, 2018. For more information contact Maddie Cody at 206-709-1400 or maddie@cancerpathways.org.

Next group
When? Group will meet on Tuesday evenings for 5 consecutive weeks
Starting? Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Time? 6:30pm-7:00pm
Where? Cancer Pathways, 1400 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98112
Register: Complete an information form or contact Maddie Cody at 206-709-1400 or maddie@cancerpathways.org

New Retreat Just for Teens

March 10, 2018

The Teen Retreat is a two day support program for teens ages 14-18 that have a family member with cancer or have cancer themselves. The purpose of this program is to provide a space for teens to identify and appropriately express emotions related to cancer. By connecting with other teens and learning to share their story we hope to normalize the very abnormal challenges of cancer. We want to ensure that no one, including teens, faces cancer alone. Activities will include Drama Therapy, poetry, cooking, social time with other teens and a movie. Meals will be provided. For more details and to register contact Maddie Cody at 206-709-1400 or maddie@cancerpathways.org.

Special Events

Cancer Pathways hosts fun family social events throughout the year, including a Halloween Carnival, Holiday event, and Spring Carnival open to the general public.  Stay tuned for information about upcoming events!

Camp Sparkle

Four weeks of free summer camp in Everett, Redmond, Seattle, and Tacoma. At Camp, kids ages 6-12 experience music, art, crafts, games, exercise, theater, therapy dogs, field trips and much more! Children may attend one week of camp per summer. Call 206-709-1400 or email Maddie Cody at maddie@cancerpathways.org for information about registering.

Teens ages 16 and older can participate at Camp Sparkle by volunteering as a camp counselor! Counselors participate in special training and report to the Camp Director. For more information please call 206-709-1400 or email Maddie Cody at maddie@cancerpathways.org.