Programs | Kids, Teens, and Family programs

for family members of all ages


I was so excited when I saw my paintings that I made at Noogie Days hanging on the wall in the kitchen.

— Mia


Kids ages 4-12

Kid’s Bereavement

Kid’s Bereavement is a 10 week series of peer support groups for children ages 4-12 who have experienced the cancer-related death of a family member or friend.  The group focuses on coping and expressing difficult feelings. A one-time Parent Orientation is required.

We schedule groups as they are requested. For more information or to join a group please contact Lindsay Tynes, LCSW, at or 312-464-9900.”

Teens ages 13-18

Red Door Squad

2nd Monday of the Month | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Hybrid (Downtown Clubhouse and virtual via Zoom)

Red Door Squad is a group for teens (ages 13-17) who have been impacted by cancer. This group helps teens feel supported and understood by others who are going through a similar experience. Teens can connect; learn coping techniques, stress reduction
and relaxation skills; have fun; and explore their feelings in a safe space. 

Paige Jeffrey (she/her), LSW

Teens are welcome to bring a friend with them to the group.


Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our Noogieland locations at Wells Street and Advocate Christ Medical Center are currently closed to in-person activities. So for now, our children’s programming is limited to virtual program.  For more information on how Noogieland can support your family please contact Lindsay Tynes, LCSW at 312-464-9900 or email Lindsay Tynes at

If you are new to Gilda’s Club Chicago, we recommend that you join us for a Beyond the Red Door Orientation for more information on how you and your family and loved ones can benefit from participating at Gilda’s Club.