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Give an Hour is creating resilient communities of support for rare disease caregivers and families. Through one-on-one peer support, group support, professional training and research, GAH builds a sustainable support system for rare caregivers.

The Give an Hour Approach to Healing
Connect to Support

Start Your Journey

Become a Peer

Group Peer Support and 1:1 Peer Support Options for Caregivers

Download Self-Care

Digestible resources for self-care and wellness support 

Join a Support

Support groups for rare caregivers and their support systems

Connect to Support
Email Questions to

Next Peer Support Group

For  Providers & Professionals

Professional Education

Mental health professional training when signed up for Give an Hour’s network.

On Demand CE Training

Journey Mapping

Lived Experience informed mental health and emotional wellness touchpoints

HIE Journey Map

Give an Hour was awarded the Rare Belonging Grant from the Alexion Charitable Foundation to aid Give an Hour in mapping the journey of rare caregivers in relation to their mental health and wellbeing. 


Rare diseases or conditions are those that affect fewer than 200,000 people. It is estimated that 25 to 30 million Americans currently have a rare disease or condition. Rare disease has a broad and lasting impact on caregivers, in both daily life and long-term mental health and well-being. Give an Hour is partnering to uncovering innovative ways to provide rare caregivers with accessible and understandable resources to support them on their journey.

Supporting Organizations

and the Global Genes Allies in Rare Disease

  Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.

~Christopher Germer