JDRF is a community based organization. While our core mission is finding a cure for diabetes through the support of research, we maintain a commitment to providing social, emotional, and practical support to children and adults with type 1 diabetes, and to their families.
As a part of the Outreach program, JDRF offers:
- The Bag of Hope. A backpack of resources for the newly diagnosed child, as well as their family.
- The School Advisory Toolkit (SAT). The SAT is a proactive guide for the parent of a child with diabetes and their school caregivers.
- The Online Diabetes Support Team (ODST). The ODST is a person-to-person, e-mail based response program run by JDRF volunteers.
- Juvenation. A social network created by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) especially for people with type 1 diabetes.
- Mentoring Program. Whether newly diagnosed or living with diabetes for many years, individuals and families coping with the challenges of type 1 diabetes can often use support. The JDRF Mentoring Program matches those needing support with a mentor who has been specially trained to be available and supportive. JDRF mentors have been living with type 1 diabetes for some time and are voices of experience and hope for those living with type 1 diabetes.
- Support groups to connect you with people and families who have “been there”.
- Events and social opportunities for the whole family.
For more information about JDRF’s Outreach program or any of the services we offer, please contact JDRF’s Outreach Manager, Jennifer Gawitt Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.248.1880.