Free Peer Support

Free peer support for cancer patients and families

Provides free one-to-one mentoring and support for anyone affected by cancer – including patients, families, and friends—by people who have similar life experience.  Matches are usually customized based on similar diagnoses, treatment, as well as life circumstances and values. If you find errors or outdated information in any of these listings please click hear to let us know about it.

Cancer Survivor Network

Cancer Survivors Network

Main URL: Visit
Contact: Get in Touch
Program Status: Open

Description:

Free space to create an online journal, share photos, and give and receive support from an online community that understand the cancer journey because they are living it, too. This peer support network is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and has very active forums and discussion groups for patients and caregivers alike. Sign up for free here: https://csn.cancer.org.


My life line Free online support community

My Life Line Support Community

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 234-2468
Email: support@mylifeline.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Free online support community for cancer patients and caregivers sponsored by the American Cancer Association. Connect with people who understand what you’re going through in a compassionate setting. To take a tour of the community features and sign up, visit this link https://www.mylifeline.org/getstarted on the American Cancer Society Support Community website.


Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 793-9355 (M-F 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST)
Email: help@cancersupportcommunity.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Cancer Support Helpline offers a free online peer support group called the Living Room that’s facilitated by a licensed counselor. Services available include short-term counseling and emotional assistance for patients and families dealing with cancer. For more about the free online support group, visit, https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/cancer-support-helpline or sign up here https://online.cancersupportcommunity.org/community/register.php.


Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 467-3638 (English and Spanish)
Email: info@cancerhopenetwork.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Free one-on-one mentoring and support services for cancer patients and their families in both the U.S. and Canada. The Cancer Hope Network has hundreds of mentors who understand what you’re going though and want to help. To get matched to a volunteer mentor, complete this online form https://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/get-support/get-matched/.


Imerman Angels free peer counselors for cancer patients

Imerman Angels

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 274-5529
Email: info@Imerman-Angels.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Free peer support for cancer patients and their families via telephone, email, video chat, and face-to-face options. Per the website, “These 1–on–1 relationships inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience.” To find out more or request a mentor, please visit https://imermanangels.org/get-support/.

 


Friend for Life Free support network for cancer patients and families

Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (866) 374-3634 (English and Spanish)
Email: staff@friend4life.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

A network of cancer survivors who provide free one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. Matches are customized based on similar diagnoses, treatment, as well as life circumstances and values. To submit a request for help, call (866) 374-3634 or visit https://www.friend4life.org/be_matched.php.


4th angel free mentoring for cancer patients

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (866) 520-3197 (English)
Email: 4thangel@ccf.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free telephone-based support from someone who has successfully made the same cancer journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. To get matched with a mentor, call the number above.


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    • You are most welcome, Jenna. We are thrilled to share links to services that help support cancer patients, families, and caregivers.

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