What To Expect When You Come In
During the first few weeks of our program, our peer support volunteers will be accompanied by FPO staff as they get used to delivering support by themselves.
Your peer supporter will help you fill out a Welcome Form if it's your first time accessing our program. This is to give us a little bit of information about you and identify the type of support you are looking for. You are not obligated to respond to any question you don't want to and all your responses will be kept confidential.
After the initial meeting, service users are provided three separate hour-long peer support sessions. These do not necessarily have to be three consecutive weeks in a row and can be scheduled in advance to take place during drop-in hours. Once these the three meetings take place, service users can continue to visit the drop-in for peer support, but we will prioritize those who haven't previously accessed our services if we are busy.
You can talk to peer supporters about anything that's on your mind, including but not limited to:
- Loneliness and difficult feelings
- Transition options
- Health care advocacy/information
- Accompaniment to appointments
- Fertility and sexual health options
- Recommendations and referrals