Parent/Peer Match Program
The Parent/Peer Match Program at Gillette helps link families who have children with special needs to peers who have similar needs.
How We Match Families
Gillette’s Parent/Peer Match Program puts families with similar needs or who face similar situations in touch with one another. Each match will look different.
For example, a match might support:
- A family receiving a new diagnosis and seeking information from a more experienced family
- A family looking to meet another family whose child has similar needs
- A family of a child scheduled to have surgery that wants to talk with another family that has experienced a similar situation
- A patient looking to be matched with a peer who has similar needs
Benefits of the Program
Parents and caregivers are great resources for finding answers to common questions.
Matched parents and peers might have questions, such as:
- Can my child’s condition benefit from surgical correction?
- How will it affect growth and development?
- What will the future hold?
Although parents might address many questions during medical appointments and therapy visits, patients and families might want additional information from someone who’s been there.
How to Participate
If you would like to have Gillette match you with someone who has faced issues similar to yours, contact our Health Resources and Education program coordinator at 651-229-3938.
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