Pickles – Kids Supporting Kids

Pickles – Kids Supporting Kids

Pickles Group’s mission is to provide free peer-to-peer support and resources to kids affected by their parent or caregiver’s cancer. Pickles Group creates thriving communities of kids supporting kids through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Pickles kids strengthen resilience, have fun with friends who get them, and heal along the way.

Programs are designed by a leading therapist and Child Life
Specialist and facilitated by trained volunteers. Pickles’ approach is grounded in behavioral science and research that shows that kids are more likely to thrive through their parent’s cancer when provided with three
things:

  • Honest, age-appropriate information about cancer and grief
  • Coping skills to help kids identify and process their feelings in healthy ways
  • Connection with peers who share their lived experience

Pickles serves school-aged kids and teens enrolled in 1st through 12th grade, generally between the ages of 6-18. Programming is offered virtually and in-person in the Chicagoland area. 

Groups facilitated by a child therapist and child life specialist.

Page last updated: 7/8/22