Two people hugging at the 2018 Caregiver Retreat

Peer-to-Peer Caregiver Connection Program

The UCSF Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Connection Program connects the family caregivers of our patients for peer support. Caregivers are matched with a former caregiver, as best as possible, by tumor type, treatment, age, and family situation so that you can talk to someone who best understands your caregiving circumstances.

Our trained peer caregivers are available to share their experiences and provide confidential emotional, practical, and informational support to you.

Benefits of caregiver-to-caregiver support:

  • Connect with other spouses and family members who are former caregivers and know what it’s like to care for a brain tumor patient
  • No need to worry about meeting times. You can connect with our volunteers on your schedule!
  • Learn about resources and strategies to manage your loved one’s care

For more information or to get connected with a peer:

Contact Candice Velasco (Program Coordinator) at or call (415) 514-5674.