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Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Services

Hear to Help

Survivors that come to Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Services often ask us the same questions. What do I do now? Who can help me? Where do I start? Right here. These are some of the services that Forge offers. It starts with us listening to you. Give us a call and we'll go through a brief assessment to set goals, then we'll direct you to the best Forge member, service, or resource to meet your needs.

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When you or a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer, the process can be overwhelming. You're given a lot of information. It's hard to keep up. It's hard to focus. Think of a Forge Advocate as your best friend through this process. Forge Advocates provide information, support, encouragement, and assistance to help survivors and co-survivors steer through the complicated medical process and overcome barriers. They can take notes, attend meetings, manage resources and act as a guide through the survivor's treatment, care and survivorship. Survivors and co-survivors will be assessed and offered a plan to address their individual needs, and Advocates will re-evaluate the survivor and co-survivor's situations regularly to provide resources throughout the treatment process.

peer-mentor-match

We've been there before. That's why we know how important it is to have someone to talk to as you Forge on in life. This program matches you with trained and compassionate mentors who can provide emotional, mental and social support.

telephone-support

Survivors and co-survivors have access to an active listener who will help survivors, co-survivors and their families talk about their needs and set goals. Our trained Telephone Support Team Members are available to listen and provide support through a resource referral, Forge Advocate, or Forge Peer Mentor. Calls are answered Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Messages will be returned within 12 hours.

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Survivors and their co-survivors meet monthly to share, learn and empower one another.

oasis-counseling

Through a referral from Forge, breast cancer survivors and co-survivors can receive six free counseling sessions at Oasis Counseling for Women and Children.

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Forge Events are designed to meet the needs of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors in the Greater Birmingham area. Events are approximately 3 hours long. Check out our Events page for more information.

Quality of Life Domains

Forge will be a place where all those touched by breast cancer can bond with others to Forge a new future. Forge's core will focus on five major quality of life domains as seen in the graphic below.

Quality of life domains circle chart