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An online support program for people affected by CDIs

C. diff Peer Support Network

Connect with someone who’s “been there”.

One-on-One Peer Support

Peggy Lillis Foundation’s Peer Support Network is an online support program for people affected by Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, infections. Individuals are connected with experienced mentors who have survived, or cared for someone with C. diff. Peer supporters offer guidance and assistance based on their personal, lived experiences with C. diff, but do not serve as medical or counseling professionals or dietitians. If you are in a medical emergency, please call 911. If you are in a mental health crisis, please call your local crisis center or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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How Does the Program Work?

Our trained volunteer peer supporters can provide ongoing support or can be available to answer just a few questions. Peer supporters are trained to provide emotional and social support to individuals suffering as a result of C. diff. Additionally, supporters may assist with self-care activities (e.g., diet and exercise, hygiene, home infection control) and connect patients with appropriate healthcare providers and facilities. Conversations can take place over email, text messaging, or video and/or audio calls.

How Can I Take Part?

Individuals interested in receiving support should complete the application form below. Our team will review your request to match you with an appropriate volunteer, and get back to you as soon as possible. You must be 18 or over to participate in this program.

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Boundaries and Limitations

Peer supporters are volunteers across several time zones with work and/or family obligations that require their attention. Participants and supporters should communicate with each other their availability to avoid any timing issues. Peer support volunteers may share aspects of their personal C. diff experience to provide advice and guidance. However, participants should respect the volunteer’s boundaries on what personal information they may share.

Note that PLF is run by a small staff and body of volunteers, so please make sure your questions haven’t already been answered over on our FAQ page. Also, download and read our Care Guide or our Lifestyle & Nutrition Guide for more specific information on taking care of yourself or your loved ones during and after a C. diff infection.


The information that you provide to Peggy Lillis Foundation staff and peer supporters is confidential and will not be shared outside of the organization.

Request Form

Please submit a request using the form below. All required fields will be marked with an asterisk (*).

If you have questions, please contact us at

While You Wait

While you wait to be connected with a peer supporter, check out the other pages on our site for more information about C. diff:

  • If you’re struggling to understand all of the therapeutics available to treat or prevent C. diff, check out our Treatment Options page.
  • If you’d like to learn more about what we’re doing to make C. diff rare, treatable, and survivable, look at our What We Do page.
  • And if you’d like to get additional support in a group format, head over to the Facebook group moderated by PLF staff and volunteers.
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