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Patient/Caregiver Mentorship Program

“You can talk to someone who has walked in your shoes and is on the other side that you’re trying to get to,” – Colleen Baggs, Program Manager

Patient Partners - Oncology Mentors


Mentors provide hospitalized and recently diagnosed patients and their family members with:

  • A supportive connection with someone who has experienced a similar medical situation/diagnosis
  • Tools to help navigate the healthcare system
  • Tips for daily living with diagnosis
  • Suggestions about how to become effective partners with the healthcare team
  • Information about Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center

If you are interested in having a mentor call you or would like to become a mentor yourself, please contact the Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center:

Call: (218) 786-3581


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