Peer Support Programs

4th Angel
The 4th Angel Program is part of the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative. This is a free, national service which provides a one-to-one supportive relationship (phone or email based) to cancer patients and their caregivers. The program has over 400 patient and caregiver mentors who are at least 6 months post treatment, and continues to train more mentors. Click the link above to request a mentor or become a mentor.

Cancer Hope Network
Cancer Hope Network is a national, non-profit organization offering free, confidential, one-on-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their caregivers. Support is provided via telephone by over 325 trained volunteers who have all been through a cancer experience, have recovered and are again leading productive lives. By giving recently diagnosed patients the gift of Hope, CHN's survivors help them successfully cope with their cancer and its treatment.

Cancer Survivors' Network
The American Cancer Society's CSN is an online community created by and for cancer survivors and their families for the purpose of connecting with others like themselves, sharing practical information, and supporting one another. Listen to personal stories, post questions, chat, and connect with others going through a cancer experience.

Imerman Angels
Imerman Angels provides personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. These relationships inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience. The 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.

SHARE – Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
SHARE Caregiver Circle for Family and Friends offers a community of support, ensuring that you receive the help you need. You can speak one-on-one with a trained volunteer through our peer support helpline or meet with other caregivers at our support groups, and you can participate in our teleconferences and webinars to get information from professionals. Our mission is to connect you with other caregivers to share strategies and support so you can care for your loved one without losing yourself.

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