The PEERS Program is a national, telephone-based peer support program from the National Kidney Foundation that connects people who want support with someone who has been there. Participants call a toll-free, automated telephone system to connect to each other. They do not disclose personal phone numbers or incur long-distance charges
Become a Mentor
To become a mentor who provides support, you must:
Have access to a telephone Have chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant Be someone that others can relate to, identify with, and learn from Be willing to complete a comprehensive telephone-based training program Be competent and ready to become a mentor after training Be able to communicate well with others Be culturally sensitive, empathetic, and understanding The training consists of 6 phone sessions, 45 to 60 minutes each at 7:00 p.m. ET on the following dates: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Thursday, October 6, 2011 Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Thursday, October 13, 2011 Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Thursday, October 20, 2011
Want support from a Peer Mentor?
To qualify and receive support from a peer you must:
Have access to a telephone Be willing to be interviewed, assessed, and matched with a peer mentor Have at least one of the following characteristics: Be newly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease Need help adjusting to chronic kidney disease or kidney failure Be new to dialysis Be considering a kidney transplantation or already have a kidney transplant
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or in receiving support please call 855-653-7337 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also visit our website for access to educational resources at www.nkfcares.org.
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