Stroke Survivor 2 Survivor Support Program

Updated:Sep 12,2018

About the SS2S Program:

The American Stroke Association (ASA) and Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other (SSEEO) share a common desire to improve the health and quality of life of the more than seven million Americans who are stroke survivors. We recognize that the stroke experience can feel traumatic and lonely and want to ensure that survivors and caregivers know they are not alone. We're here to help every step of the way. That's why our organizations are working together to make the Stroke Survivor 2 Survivor program more widely available through the development of this manual. SS2S is a telephone-based support program, developed by SSEEO, for stroke survivors and their caregivers. It is run by stroke survivor or stroke caregiver volunteers with special training and overseen by a local hospital on-site coordinator. When implemented, the SS2S program offers many positive benefits. With the tools provided below, healthcare facilities and volunteers can make a difference by encouraging stroke survivors to self-manage their own care while offering support, guidance and resources beneficial to their stroke recovery.

The SS2S Program
  • About the SS2S Support Program (PDF)
  • SS2S Support Program Training Manual (PDF)

SS2S Job Descriptions

  • SS2S On-Site Coordinator Job Description (PDF)
  • SS2S  Volunteer Job Description (PDF)
SS2S Training Resources
  • SS2S Training Agenda (PDF)
  • SS2S Training Presentation (PDF) 
SS2S Patient Procedure
  • SS2S Patient Procedure (PDF)
  • SS2S Patient Consent and Volunteer Tracking Form (PDF)
  • SS2S Program Promo Flyer (PDF)
SS2S Call Procedure
  • Call Procedure (PDF)
  • Call Sign-In Sheet for Survivor Liaison (PDF)
  • Call Script  (PDF)
  • Monthly Tracking Report (PDF)
SS2S Patient Mailings (Mail or Email)
  • Patient Follow-up Notes (PDF)
Resources for Patients and Caregivers
  • ASA Stroke Resource List (PDF)