Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to pay for membership? 
A: No, everything at Our Clubhouse is completely free of charge.

Q:  Why did you change your name?
A:  To learn more about our name change, please read this letter.

Q:  Is Our Clubhouse only for someone who is living with cancer? 
A: No, family and friends are welcome to join Our Clubhouse. When cancer happens, it happens to the whole family.

Q: What happens at Our Clubhouse? 
A: Men, women, teens, children – and their friends and families – meet to learn how to live with cancer, whatever the outcome. There are a number of other ways to connect with others who understand the affect cancer can have on you or a loved one's life.  

Q: What kinds of activities take place at Our Clubhouse? 
A: Support groups, lectures, workshops and social activities, and children and teen programming.

Q: Is Our Clubhouse residential? 
A: No, but the Clubhouse has a home-like atmosphere where members can relax and feel comfortable in a non-medical setting.

Q: Do you offer any kind of bereavement groups? 
A: Yes, curently we offer a pediatric bereavement group for parents and siblings.  

Q: Is Our Clubhouse for kids and teens, too? 
A: Yes, Our Clubhouse has special programming for children and teens who are living with cancer themselves, have family members who are living with cancer or who have lost someone to cancer.

Q: Can a member bring family and friends? 
A: Absolutely!

Q: Do I need to be in treatment to become a member? 
A: No, Our Clubhouse is for people affected by cancer at any stage or in any way.  

Q: How do I join? 
A: Click here or call us at (412) 338-1919 to learn more about becoming a member.  

Q: Do I have to become a member if I want to come to classes or groups?  
A: We do ask that all people who will be attending different programs become a member.  But, you are more tha welcome to join a class or two to see if the clubhouse is a fit for you before becoming a member.  

Q: What if the person in my life who has cancer won't join - can I still become a member? 
A: Absolutely. Family and friends are welcome to become members even if the person who is living with cancer does not want to or cannot join.

Q: Is there pressure to have a positive outlook at Our Clubhouse? 
A: No. Our Clubhouse is based on respect for every person's way of living with cancer.

Q: Do I have to join a support group? 
A: No. Every member chooses what activities they will participate in at Our Clubhouse. There is no pressure to attend any particular group or activity.

Q: Can I see a therapist or attend a support group somewhere else and still come to Our Clubhouse? 
A: Yes. Our Clubhouse is an essential complement to whatever medical treatment you are undergoing.

Q: What are your hours? 
A: Our Clubhouse is open from 9-5 on Mondays, 9-8 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9-12 on Fridays and one Saturday a month. The Clubhouse is closed on Sundays. 

Q: Do you need volunteers? 
A: Yes. Our Clubhouse has a small staff and we rely on the help of our volunteers to keep the activities going. Volunteers help us in many ways, from mailings to data entry to facilitating workshops and lectures.

Q: Can I send in a donation? 
A: Yes. You may donate online, send a personal check or pay by credit card over the phone. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.

Q: Do you provide transportation? 
A: No, we do not provide transportation. However, members network with each other and often secure transportation through other members. You are also welcome to take public transportation as Our Clubhouse is centrally located and close to public transportation.

Q: Can you give me a referral to a doctor or other treatments? 
A: No, we do not offer referrals. Our Clubhouse is not affiliated with any hospital or cancer organization and we do not endorse any particular kind of treatment. Members often discover important information about available resources through networking with other members, attending lectures/workshops, or using our resource library.

Q: Do you accept donations of wigs, medical equipment or supplies? 
A: No.