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Regional training for Peer Mentors in October

The second regional Peer Mentors training will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23, starting at 1 p.m. at the Mason Center in Durango.

This program trains high school students who live with challenging health conditions to build communication and leadership skills so that they can be available to meet with other youth in the region with a similar diagnosis.

This year’s peer mentor group includes youth with diabetes, epilepsy, hearing loss, cancer, paralysis, ADHD, Asbergers and organ transplant.These survivors have experiences and strengths to share.

If you know a teen who might be interested in mentoring, or a youth in the region who would like a visit from a mentor, call Liza Tregillus at 749-9607. She is the regional social worker for HCP (Health Care Program for Children with Special Health Needs), which serves Archuleta, La Plata, San Juan, Dolores and Montezuma counties.

Donations are needed to help with the continuation of this pilot program, so feel free to call about that as well.

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