Resources for Families

We know that this is a very difficult time for you and your family.  We have compiled a list of our partnering organizations that have access to many valuable resources for you and your family.  

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Camp kesem

Camp Kesem at the University of Pittsburgh is one of over 100 active Camp Kesem chapters that fundraise all year to offer a free, week-long summer camp to children, ages 6-18, whose parent has or has had cancer.

Cancer caring center

The Cancer Caring Center is a 30 year old local Pittsburgh charity that provides free emotional and social support to patients, survivors and their loved ones so that no one confronts cancer alone. All services are professionally led and include Individual Counseling, Community Support Groups, a Young Adult Cancer Support program, Wellness Programs (Gentle Yoga, Reiki, Nutrition Classes, Art Therapy, Hands on Therapy), and a small Food Pantry for patients who qualify. Call 412-622-1212 for more information.

Young Adult Cancer Support

YACS is a Cancer Caring Center program that helps cancer patients and survivors 18-39 years old in Western PA. YACS provides support groups in Bloomfield and the North Hills, monthly social activities, and financial assistance for cancer survivors 18-39 years old in Western PA.
The program has extended and now also offers monthly meet ups for Co-Survivors. Anyone in need of support should call 412-622-1212 or email
For more information on YACS, please visit

Colorectal cancer alliance

Addressing the needs of those affected by colon and rectal cancer alike — to provide support services, to raise awareness of preventive measures, and to inspire efforts to fund critical research

Our Clubhouse

The Our Clubhouse mission is to create welcoming communities of support for everyone currently living with cancer—men, women, teens, and children —along with their families and friends.

Our unique program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities.

All of the activities are offered to our members at no cost and membership is free.

The Highmark Caring place

The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, is a safe place where grieving children and families can come together and be with others who understand what they’re going through.

An essential community resource, the Caring Place offers services at no charge to grieving families from throughout the community


North Hills Community Outreach

North Hills Community Outreach is a nonprofit serving people in crisis, hardship and poverty in northern Allegheny County. All programs are free to those in need and include: three food pantries and an organic garden, utility assistance, emergency financial assistance, transportation assistance, employment help, education assistance, seasonal sharing projects (new school supplies, winter coats, Thanksgiving food, holiday gifts for children, personal care items, spring cleaning supplies), tax preparation, 30-minute legal consultations for noncriminal matters, volunteer assistance for senior citizens, shuttle rides for seniors in the route 28 corridor, and a goal setting program for education or employment.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

The mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for Survivors.

Overnight camp at no charge for girls ages 9-15 who have experienced the death of a parent

For 18 years, Circle Camps has provided weeklong overnight camping programs for bereaved girls in Maine and, more recently, West Virginia. Circle of EKC, a program of Circle Camps, is non-sectarian and at no charge to campers, including transportation to and from camp from central meeting places in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Morgantown.

Circle Camps offers traditional overnight camp activities and opportunities for campers to explore their grief in a safe and caring setting. Under the guidance of licensed bereavement staff and surrounded by supportive peers, campers share stories and remember the parent who died.

At Circle Camps, we understand the impact of helping children talk about their losses. At Circle Camps, campers have a summer week filled with fun, meaning and bonding.