To reach the Helpline or to be matched with a mentor who has been
“in your shoes”TM
call 1.800.977.4121 or email email@example.com.
ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis’ 14+ year-old Helpline now includes immediate one-to-one support from a trained and professionally supported Helpline Mentor – survivors who have been “in your shoes”™.
We are delighted to welcome former Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization volunteer peer counselors and staff members as they join with ABCD mentors to enhance ABCD’s Helpline service.
Y-ME, one of the oldest breast cancer support organizations in the world, closed its doors in July 2012 after 34 years. Its primary service was a 24/7 hotline supported entirely by breast cancer survivors.
The addition of members of the Y-ME team to ABCD’s volunteer mentor corps will assure that Y-ME’s mission continues and will expand the level of access to ABCD’s existing personalized and one-to-one support services to breast cancer survivors and co-survivors throughout the country.
With the addition of Y-ME team members, ABCD’s trained mentor corps is over 300+ strong and growing steadily. The breadth and depth of this trained volunteer corps comprised of survivors and co-survivors assures ABCD can provide both immediate emotional support and custom one-to-one matched support based on the wisdom of those who have already experienced breast cancer.
ABCD’s Helpline is a vital part of its approach to its free personalized one-to-one support. The expansion of ABCD’s Helpline was in the planning stages when it learned that Y-ME was closing. The closing of Y-ME prompted ABCD to accelerate its plans to assure continuity of free breast cancer support services. ABCD will continue its collaborations with sister organizations to assure that all affected by breast cancer receive not only personalized and one-to-one support services but also active connection to other needed services.
All of ABCD’s services are free and available to patients, families and friends.
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