When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family must cope with significant changes. Cancer Services provides numerous programs for families, children and teens in our 10-parish area who are coping with a cancer diagnosis or the cancer diagnosis of a parent. This program provides children and families with information, services, support and the skills needed to cope with the cancer in their lives. As with everything at Cancer Services’, this program is free of charge.

Financial Assistance & Supplies

A one-time grant of $500 may be available to families who have a child living with a cancer diagnosis. The grant is given to the family to help defray the high costs associated with a cancer diagnosis. Nutritional supplements, medical supplies and equipment are also available.


A social worker is available to partner with you and family through the cancer journey.

Counseling is available to children, parents and immediate family members to help in managing the numerous issues that emerge during and after cancer treatment. Counseling is an effective tool for learning to cope with stressful events and is effective in opening the lines of communication within the family. Counseling can take place via telehealth, or in person at Cancer Services.

Supportive Services

Support Groups are offered for both Young Adults and Adolescents who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. These groups occur on Zoom so that participants can connect with others facing similar challenges in the comfort of their own space.

The Adolescent Support Group is for adolescents (ages 10-18) diagnosed with cancer to meet and share with their peers. These participants can connect with others facing similar challenges. An RSVP is required to attend via Zoom.

The Young Adult Support Group is for young adults (ages 18-39) who have received a cancer diagnosis, are in treatment, are finished with treatment, or wherever they may be in the process. It’s a time for everyone to have a chance to come together, support one another, and possibly learn some new things along the way. An RSVP is required to attend via Zoom.

Learn more about these Support Groups by viewing our Event Calendar.

Spring Carnival

Cancer Services Spring Carnival is for children with cancer and their families. Carnival goers will enjoy exciting carnival games, face painting, and balloon animals, and indulge in classic treats like popcorn, cotton candy, corndogs, funnel cake and more. For more information on Cancer Services Spring Carnival, click here.

Camp Care

Camp Care is a weeklong summer camp for children (ages 5-13) with cancer and their siblings. Campers enjoy varied activities including fishing, rock climbing, laser tag, movies and much more. An on-site nurse or doctor provides medical oversight, while the children have fun in a safe environment. For more information on Camp Care, click here.

Holiday Party

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time, but can often be challenging when a family is impacted by cancer. To help families have a merry and bright holiday season, Cancer Services hosts a festive party and provides presents for children living with cancer.