Peer Mentor Support for Breast Cancer

Our Signature Survivor Program

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Peer Mentor Support for Breast Cancer program provides free one-on-one support and education to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Why become a Peer Mentor or Mentee?

When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is often helpful to speak with someone who is a survivor and who has been through a similar breast cancer journey.

DBCC Peer Mentors are trained breast cancer survivors who wish to reach out to help and support others with breast cancer. We have a large network of survivors, some of which speak different languages, as well as young breast cancer survivors eager and willing to help other young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Understanding Clinical Trials

The DBCC has taken on a key role in providing education about clinical trials to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. DBCC Peer Mentors are prepared to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients understand why clinical trials are important, how they work, how they advance cancer care and research, and how participants are protected.

Peer Mentor Training

Mentors are required to participate in a 3-hour training that presents topics such as listening skills, the mentorship role, confidentiality, problem solving, handling difficult situations, and reporting requirements. Trainees learn through lecture, interactive activities, and role play activities. Trainings are held as needed in each county, and trainees are quizzed at the end to complete their certification and receive their certificate.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are interested in becoming a DBCC Peer Mentor or would like to be matched with a DBCC Peer Mentor please contact the Peer Mentor Program Coordinator in your area:

Young Survivors

Amanda Perdue
(302) 672-6435 x 1005
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New Castle
& Kent Counties

Lois Wilkinson
(302) 672-6435 x 1001
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Sussex County

Connie Holdridge
(302) 212-2947 x 1030
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