Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Peer Support

Appointment New Patient Appointment or 214-645-8300

Partnering Cancer Patients and Survivors

Need to talk to someone who understands your diagnosis? Want to pay it forward once your treatment is finished? 

Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is partnering with Imerman Angels to provide emotional support for patients and family members, because no one should have to face cancer alone and without peer support. 

Imerman Angels is an international program matching people affected by cancer. This program provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers.  

Imerman Angels partners anyone – any age, any gender, any location, and any cancer type – seeking support from someone in a similar position as themselves. This provides both patients and family members the chance to navigate the system, determine options, connect, and receive support from someone who has been there before. This service is free and helps anyone touched by cancer.  

We encourage every cancer patient, survivor, and caregiver to consider being mentored or becoming a mentor. While each experience as a patient or caregiver is unique, our matching process will allow people to connect with someone of similar age, gender, and cancer type. 

Imerman provides screening and training for all peer mentors and will try to match them with Simmons Cancer Center patients and loved ones first. If there is not another Simmons patient or loved one with the same diagnosis, then they will be matched with someone at another cancer center. Contacts are made via phone, email, or in person. 

Getting Started

To become or request a mentor, apply with Imerman Angels.

Have Questions?

Ask to speak with a social worker or contact Alex Huffman, Assistant Director of Support Services, at 214-645-2742 or alexandra.huffman@utsouthwestern.edu.