C. diff Peer Support Network
One-on-One Peer Support
Peggy Lillis Foundation’s Peer Support Network is an online support program for people affected by C. difficile infections (CDI). Individuals are connected with experienced mentors who have survived, or cared for someone with CDI. Peer supporters offer guidance and assistance based on their personal, lived experiences with C. diff, but do not serve as medical or counseling professionals or dietitians. If you are in a medical emergency, please call 911. If you are in a mental health crisis, please call your local crisis center or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
How Does the Program Work?
Our trained volunteer peer supporters can provide ongoing support or can be available to answer just a few questions. Peer supporters are trained to provide emotional and social support to individuals suffering as a result of C. diff. Additionally, supporters may assist with self-care activities (e.g., diet and exercise, hygiene, home infection control) and connect patients with appropriate healthcare providers and facilities. Conversations can take place over email, text messaging, or video and/or audio calls.
How Can I Take Part?
Individuals interested in receiving support should complete the application form below. Our team will review your request to match you with an appropriate volunteer, and get back to you within 3 to 5 business days. You must be 18 or over to participate in this program.
Boundaries and Limitations
Peer supporters are volunteers with professional or familial obligations that require their attention. Participants and supporters should communicate with each other their availability to avoid any logistical difficulties. Peer support volunteers may share aspects of their personal C. diff experience to provide advice and guidance. However, participants should respect the volunteer’s boundaries on what personal information they may share.
The information that you provide to Peggy Lillis Foundation staff and peer supporters is confidential and will not be shared outside of the organization.
Please complete the application form below. Once you have completed this form, please click submit. All required fields will be marked with an asterisk (*). You cannot submit your application without completing these required fields. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.