Take it from young women who’ve been there — sometimes you just want to talk to someone who’s been there, too. YSC’s SurvivorLink peer mentoring program helps young women facing breast cancer find the priceless support, wisdom and understanding that only a fellow survivor can provide.
This supportive program welcomes women at all stages of breast cancer — because, whether you just received your diagnosis or have been proudly fighting for years, the voice of someone who’s walked the same path can be the most welcome gift in the world.
We’ll help you find support from young women who understand where you are: a single woman who can share her thoughts about facing a mastectomy, a fellow Latina who wants to talk about cultural issues, a woman living with metastatic breast cancer, a young mother who needs to talk about what recurrence might mean for her children — all of these women and more can find support through SurvivorLink.
Women from all backgrounds volunteer as empathetic listeners, including, for example, those who:
- were diagnosed in their early 20s
- are partnered with other women
- have had chemotherapy while pregnant
- live with metastatic disease
- are estrogen receptor +/- or HER2+
- have had a double mastectomy or an oophorectomy
To begin sharing stories with a trained SurvivorLink Volunteer, contact YSC by phone at 877.972.1011 or by e-mail. We will focus on your interests and concerns so we can find the best peer match for you among our network of courageous and compassionate young women. Within 48 hours, a trained SurvivorLink volunteer will contact you for an informal talk.
The Gift of Your Voice
Are you a young woman surviving breast cancer ready to give back? If you answered yes, SurvivorLink is ready for you! Contact us about our online training to become a trained peer volunteer with YSC. Yes, train from the comfort of your own home on your own time. Newly diagnosed young women are looking to be matched with someone who shares a similar diagnosis, similar life experiences or concerns. To inquire about becoming a trained SurvivorLink mentor, call YSC’s toll-free number at 877.972.1011, or email.