Hope Center offer support groups for cancer survivors, spouses, caregivers, teens and children. The support group, called “S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S.,” is held every other Thursday evening at 6 p.m.
Adult meetings offer acceptance, compassion, coping skills and hope. Newly diagnosed to long-term survivors are invited to share stories, successes and challenges. Caregiver sessions offer education, coping skills and support. Teens and children sessions offer games, crafts, snacks and fun. All activities are age appropriate.
“SKIPPERS sessions are fun!” said Kerri Midkiff, Hope Center Founder and Survivor. “Sharing is encouraged, but never required.”
First time participants are asked to meet with volunteers prior to their first S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. session. Call (219) 552-1620 to schedule an initial meeting.
(God of all healing counsel) comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us!
II Corinthians 1:3-4
Meet some of our S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. volunteers:
- Judy and Dick Downs, S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. Hope & Healing Facilitators
- Amanda Huber, Children’s Facilitator for S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S.
- Kerri Midkiff, S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. Surviors Facilitator