Living with Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, we invite you to participate in one of our weekly virtual living with cancer support groups. These groups provide a supportive environment for discussions, educational insights, and community connections. All the services, including support groups, offered at Gilda’s Club Chicago are provided without any cost.

When joining a weekly support group, members are asked to commit to at least twelve weeks with the option to extend up to eighteen months. Members must reside within the state of Illinois.

Living with Cancer Support Group Offerings:

  • Mondays | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Virtual
    Facilitated by Fredelyn Calla, LCPC, ATR-BC

  • Tuesdays | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Virtual
    Facilitated by Michelle Mannino Purkey, LMFT

  • Wednesdays | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Virtual
    Facilitated by Ross Alexander, LCSW

  • Saturdays | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Virtual & Hybrid (held at Downtown Clubhouse on the 2nd Saturday of the month)
    Facilitated by Janet Aminoff, LCSW

Gilda’s Club is a place where those whose lives have been impacted by cancer, as well as their families and friends, can feel they are part of a welcoming community. Gilda’s Club Chicago’s weekly and monthly support groups are facilitated by a licensed mental health professional, medical professional and/or community partner. Weekly and monthly support groups are intended for adults. Registration for support groups must be done through the online calendar. For those new to Gilda’s Club, attending a Beyond the Red Door: Orientation is required before joining a weekly and/or monthly support group. These take place every week and you can register at

Support Groups Calendar