How It Works

Send us Your Info

Start by going online and request support by answering a few questions

We Match You with a Guide

We match you with a mentor like you, who has been through our training.

You Connect at Your Pace

You and your Guide connect with a call, via email or meet in person.

Questions & Answers

Joining as a woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer?

When you are ready to find a support and a mentor, you will be asked a few simple questions that help us create an appropriate match. Our preference is always to connect women with similar life circumstances. For example, if you live in Minneapolis and have young children, we would hope to match you with another Guide Sister in Minneapolis with young children. The information you provide will remain confidential. Only the contact details you give permission to be shared will be passed to your Guide Sister.

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Benefits of a good match

Joining as Guide Sister?

Before being matched, you will be required to attend one of our Guide Training sessions. With the assistance of trainers experienced in emotional mentorship, you’ll gain confidence in empathic listening and insightful questioning. It is key to our program that you understand, and are prepared for, the realities of helping and supporting another through breast cancer. At the completion of your training we will ask you to sign a confidentiality agreement and commit to the program for at least six months. Our intention is to always respect the privacy of Firefly Sisters and encourage lasting, fruitful relationships.

What does a match entail?

When a match is created, both women are given each other’s contact details. It is then up to the Firefly Sisters to connect. This can happen via phone, text, or email. Once matched, Firefly Sisters are free to explore their relationship at their own discretion. It may result in one reassuring phone call, or could become an ongoing, enduring friendship.

Are all connections one-to-one?

Our primary concern is to create one-to-one connections. However, we regularly organize social and educational gatherings to provide connections, support and friendship. The Firefly Sisterhood is built upon the strength of women– the more we connect, the stronger we become.

What about confidentiality and the HIPAA laws?

Breast cancer is a very private matter. We respect all of our Firefly Sisters’ right to keep their information confidential, therefore all Guide Sisters are required to sign an extensive confidentiality agreement before being matched. Guide Sisters are also required to sign an agreement that states they will not offer medical advice or opinions, nor endorse or recommend specific physicians, healthcare providers, healthcare facilities, treatments or products.

Questions about our program?

Email Laura or call her at 612-412-7713

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