Community & Support Resources & Education Parents & Caregivers Next Steps and Helpful Links Facebook Online Community HOPE Line Be matched with a mentor Become a mentor Peer Mentor Program The purpose of the PKD Connect Peer to Peer Mentor Program is to connect patients, family members or friends with someone who can provide a shoulder to lean. Whether you or someone you care about has just been diagnosed or is getting ready for dialysis or a kidney transplant, PKD Connect mentors are here to help by listening to concerns and sharing similar experiences to ensure that no one feels alone. PKD Connect mentors are carefully selected and trained to provide support, guidance, and resources to help you manage living with PKD. PKD Connect staff is dedicated to pairing mentors and mentees and to ensuring a successful relationship will develop so mentees will never have to feel alone during their journey with PKD. PKD Connect staff also provides PKD Connect mentors with regular mandatory training sessions to improve the quality of their services, as well as their knowledge and understanding of PKD. If you are interested in our PKD Connect Peer Mentor Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and PKD Connect staff will get back to you as quickly as possible. Interested in connecting with a mentor? Please take a moment to fill out our mentee survey and our team will follow up with you via email or by phone. Interested in becoming a peer mentor? Please complete our mentor application and a member of our staff will follow up with you by email or by phone. Please be mindful that the PKD Connect Peer Mentor Program is a support service, and is not staffed by medical professionals The PKD Foundation does not offer medical advice. The information shared through our peer mentor program is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We strongly recommend that your care and treatment decisions be made in consultation with your healthcare professional team.