Talk With Someone Who Understands
An essential part of our mission is to reach out to families to let them know they are not alone. Our Lifeline programs work to meet those needs in different ways.
Parent Community Program
Lifeline is our Parent Community telephone support network that pairs survivor families with newly diagnosed ones. Families have the opportunity to talk with someone who truly understands what they are going through, easing the isolation, and helping to create a sense of community through shared experience.
Register here for Lifeline or call our office at 203-663-6893.
A Lifeline coordinator will call you to discuss your child’s diagnosis and make the appropriate match. Your Lifeline Parent will contact you within 48 hours of your first contact with us.
Our Parents have been carefully selected. We match families by diagnosis and age of child.
The Lifeline Parent's role is not to offer medical advice but rather to listen and offer comfort, hope, and practical strategies for coping with the daily demands that cancer treatment puts on all members of a family, and to respect your privacy and keep all conversations confidential.
The Lifeline Parent Community program does not provide medical care, medical treatment, medical advice or psychotherapy, or interfere with the doctor/patient relationship in any way. It is offered at no charge to families, caretakers, and friends of children currently being treated for cancer.