AboutFace is proud to launch the new Peer2Peer Program!
AboutFace would like to invite adults with facial differences and parents of kids with facial differences who need support to fill out the survey below to be matched with a peer volunteer.
The Peer2Peer program will run for 6 months on a biweekly basis.
When: Thursdays 5pm EST and PST
**Start date for now aiming for September 30th**
Please click HERE to sign up.
Identified as a critical resource for the facial difference community, our peer programming has two streams of support: for adults with facial differences and community parents of young children with facial differences. The goals of this service focus on empowering community members, building resilience, and offering a supportive space for sharing.
Peer support is based on a relationship between two people who have similar lived experiences. Through this experience, a peer support worker is able to support someone who may be at a different place within their journey.
This relationship is built on empathy, empowerment, and encouragement. This type of relationship is highly valued because it is a non-judgemental space that is rooted in authenticity.
Disclaimer: Volunteer peer support is not counselling. Peers are not medical professionals and do not diagnose or provide any medical treatment. They are volunteers with lived experience who are trained in providing peer support for the facial difference community. The program is open to the Canadian facial difference community.
Reach out for further details or with any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-665-3223.