Peer Mentor Directors Group


Co-Chair: Mary Jones

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Cleveland, Ohio

Co-Chair: Judy Kasey Houlette

Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Louisville, Kentucky


Membership Criteria:

  • Must be a 501c(3) non-profit whose mission is to match cancer patients to trained survivor volunteers and caregiver volunteers OR a NCI-designated or Comprehensive Cancer Center with trained volunteers or the Canadian equivalent.
  • Must agree to participate on a coalition committee.
  • Must be the persons/directors responsible for the recruitment and training of volunteers.

Representative Programs

If you would like to add your program, please submit your information.


ABCD

ABCD

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Milwaukee, WI

helpline@abcdmentor.org

ABCD provides free one-to-one peer support and truly personalized practical assistance to anyone affected by breast cancer – patients and loved ones. For more than 15 years, our Mentors, a trained and professionally supported volunteer corps of survivors and co-survivors living coast-to-coast, have offered the wisdom of an unrivaled breadth of breast cancer experiences. Helpline Mentors provide immediate comfort/information and Match Mentors provide ongoing customized support. Both provide Resource Mentoring, practical assistance and connections to services that complement clinical care.


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myCancerConnection
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The Department of Volunteer Services
Houston, TX

mycancerconnection@mdanderson.org

This Volunteer Services program offers hope, support and understanding from cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from those who have been there. myCancerConnection membership is offered to all cancer patients and caregivers regardless of where they received treatment. Call 800-345-6324 to receive one on one support.


BMT Infonet

Blood & Marrow Transplant information Network (BMTInfoNet)

Highland Park, IL

cindy@bmtinfonet.org

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMTInfonet) is dedicated to providing transplant patients, survivors and their loved ones with emotional support and high quality, easy to understand information about bone marrow peripheral blood stem cell and cord blood transplants. Our goal is to empower with credible information and emotional support, so that one can take a more active role in decisions affecting health and treatment options. The caring connection progragm will personally match patients, caregivers, donors and loved ones with a volunteer who can help answer questions and provide emotional support.


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Cancer Hope Network

Chester, NJ info@cancerhopenetwork.org

Matching people diagnosed with cancer (and those who care for them) since 1981, Cancer HOPE Network believes no one should have to face cancer alone. We train volunteers who have recovered from cancer and caregivers and match them with those currently facing the same diagnosis. Through our one-on-one customized matching process and their shared experience, we strive to instill HOPE and make a positive difference in their recovery.


Friend For Life

Louisville, KY staff@friend4life.org

Established in 1988, Friend for Life is a network of survivors and co-survivors (caregivers) who serve as trained volunteers, providing one-on-one emotional and psychosocial support to persons recently diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones. Facing cancer with someone who has been through a similar experience helps restore a sense of stability during a tumultuous time and to navigate the path through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.


Imerman Angels

Chicago, IL
info@imermanangels.org

Through our unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with someone just like you – a “Mentor Angel”. A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or survivor’s caregiver who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has faced the same type of cancer. Our service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.


Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance

Washington, DC
info@lungcanceralliance.org

Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to saving lives and accelerating research by empowering people living with or at risk for lung cancer. LCA provides live, professional support, referral and information services to patients, their loved ones and those at risk for lung cancer; conducts national awareness campaigns, including the award winning No One Deserves to Die Campaign attacking the stigma of the disease and the Moments Campaign, spreading word about the risk and screening with a risk navigator tool for consumers; and advocates for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research.


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LUNGevity

Chicago, IL & Bethesda, MD
hope@lungevity.org

LUNGevity offers the largest online network of support and in-person survivorship programs for all people affected by lung cancer. Patients and caregivers can receive a personalized match to receive one on one support through our LifeLine Support Program, go online for peer to peer support at the Lung Cancer Support Community message boards and Ask the Experts their lung cancer questions.


4th Angel

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 4thAngel@ccf.org

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery.