Network of Hope (NoH) was started in January 1998, when a small group of cancer survivors, just like you, held an informal meeting to share issues and concerns related to their own diagnosis. Since then, our program has continued to grow.
The mission of Network of Hope is to provide our Northside community, impacted by cancer, with patient support, in-hospital visits, mentoring, outreach opportunities and special events. With a focus on hope, we empower survivors to become cancer and wellness advocates.
Network of Hope is a part of both Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s Oncology Support Services and Volunteer Services at our five Northside Hospital campuses in Atlanta, Cherokee, Duluth, Forsyth and Gwinnett.
We embrace the idea that patients and their caregivers need support when facing cancer.
The goals of Network of Hope include the following:
There are certain qualities that we look for in our Network of Hope volunteers to ensure that they are able to effectively help and communicate with the communities, patients, and caregivers that they may be interacting with on behalf of the organization. These include:
For volunteers who have just completed their cancer treatment, Network of Hope offers three ways for you to help. Sometimes, available opportunities may be dependent on the current needs of the organization.
After you have had a chance to make a healthy adjustment to life after cancer, you may be eligible to join our Patient and Caregiver Support Team. Members of this team provide support to survivors and their caregivers through phone conversations, hospital visits, or volunteer opportunities at NHCI infusion centers.