Moffitt Cancer Center has partnered with Imerman Angels to further meet the needs of our patients and loved ones. Imerman Angels is a global non-profit organization providing free, one-on-one emotional support to individuals, survivors and family members experiencing the challenges of cancer. Support is provided by partnering them with a Mentor Angel, who is a trained volunteer who has been through a similar cancer experience based on cancer type, stage, age and lifestyle.
The application process is simple and can be completed on your own or with your social worker, online, fax or by email. Peer Connections are mostly by phone but can be by email or even in person.
You may have one contact or create a relationship to last a lifetime. It is totally up to you. This relationship is different because you are connecting with someone who "gets it" and the contact is made when convenient for you. Imerman Angels will try to pair you with another Moffitt patient/family member as often as possible. The application is in English and Spanish and Imerman Angels is in 96 countries.
One of our newly diagnosed patients contacted Imerman Angels and was paired with a mentor while going through her treatment. She found it so helpful she later became a Mentor Angel herself.
Whether you are looking for support or would like to provide support, Imerman Angels is waiting to hear from you! They also provide support for widows, widowers and previvors.
For more information, please contact the social work department at 813-745-8407 or Imerman Angels directly at ImermanAngels.org or 1-866-IMERMAN (463-7626). Please mention you are a Moffitt patient or family member.