Imerman Angels: One-To-One Support
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-to-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 with your social worker, online, fax or email. Contacts 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 connection is different because you are connecting with someone who "gets it" and the contact is made when convenient for you. Imerman 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 26 countries.
We have an Imerman Ambassador, who was a Moffitt patient who reached out to Imerman when newly diagnosed and is now a Mentor Angel herself. Judi Palaia will be here monthly to answer any questions and educate patients, family members and staff about the program and will be visiting all Moffitt locations. Whether you are looking for support or would like to provide support, Imerman Angels is waiting to hear from you!
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.