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. This program does not replace professional counseling or advice from your medical specialists or a registered dietician. Peer supporters offer guidance and assistance based on their personal, lived experiences with C. diff, and do not serve as medical or counseling professionals. 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 and preferences to match you with an appropriate individual, 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 for the Peggy Lillis Foundation and often have professional or familial obligations outside of peer support that may require their attention. Participants and supporters should communicate with each other their availability to avoid any logistical difficulties. Please do not ask your peer supporter for any of their personal information unless they explicitly indicate that they are comfortable with sharing that information.

Privacy

The information that you provide to Peggy Lillis Foundation staff and peer supporters is confidential and will not be shared outside of the organization unless it is deemed medically necessary.

Application Form

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 peersupport@peggyfoundation.org.

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