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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Public Health

Mission: To build and strengthen an active, energized and diverse community of people affected by pain by providing a foundation of support where education, wellness information and advocacy are promoted. TPC embraces, promotes, and educates people with pain about an integrative approach to management—an approach that is positive, hopeful, and empowering.

Target demographics: people living with pain

Geographic areas served: the virtual world of the internet

Programs: building an informed virtual community through which people with pain (and their family members and friends) can get the tools, resources, support, and coaching they need to become healthier and stronger and live full and meaningful lives. A 24/7 online support community that offers live chats, discussion boards, and blogs. These are private and secure where members can participate anonymously. A dedicated website section where pain resources can be easily searched. A dedicated website section that includes resources for people with pain on a wide variety of topics including: disease-specific information, treatment options and their safe use, coping techniques, communication tools, and healthy living with pain.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Cliff S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After six months I truly I am glad I joined this group and great organization. It truly as helped me lean more of the pain I go through daily and speaking to others and helping one another. The talks over the phone is wonderful and so much help. Thank you for being here for me and the many others I am sure you are helping.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The group chats have been a vital part in my rehabilitation. It is so important to be able to talk to other people who have similar challenges with chronic pain. Everyone who participates in group chat is positive and the moderators do an amazing job of keeping spirits up even if we are discussing a difficult topic. Although we don't all have the same issues, each person provides new insight into some of the challenges we each face dealing with chronic pain.

1 Carolyn124

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for The Pain Community since its inception. I live with chronic pain myself and the services provided by TPC are crucial for those living with this disease. The chats and forum provide me a way to share with others who truly understand what I'm going through. They are positive and uplifting and give me hope. I've known the volunteers, board members and many of the participants for nearly 15 years and they are some of the best people I know.

This organization runs on a shoestring and deserves the support of those able to give it.

Carolyn Noel

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The pain community has helped me so much. I feel very supported

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The pain community is great for people with pain. It's a great way to get support and have some one to talk to.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community offers support and so much more. The online community is there so people with pain can talk and interact with others who truly understand a life with chronic pain.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is different than other non-profits who serve people living with pain. It isn't all about getting donations or trying to sell merchandise. The Pain Community is there to support us, to give people with pain a safe, comfortable and secure place to land. The Pain Community's online community is a wonderful caring place where you can get support and compassion. The outreach support conference calls are amazing, simply amazing. When you join one of the calls you instantly get the over whelming feeling of belonging and that you are exactly where you need to be and the support is fabulous.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had never been disabled by pain before. With the progression of my condition and a significant increase in pain, everything changed. Many of the activities of daily living I'd always taken for granted were no longer easy to do. Just getting around and tending to all our basic needs became a struggle. Managing all the changes became a challenge. TPC and Teresa's conference call community provide a special weekly rest-stop on this difficult journey. On her call, Teresa has established an atmosphere of camaraderie..an environment that is healthy and responsive to the needs of people with chronic pain. It is a stress-free environment where people can relax and feel at ease just being who they are. Like its facilitator, the community is made up of caring people who, in mutual support, share with and inform one another in many important and positive ways.

1 Shirly H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The many great people at The Pain Community are always available to help you in your time of need with Chronic Pain. I, myself have been the lucky recipient far too many times to count. They give so much more than just plain old effort and the benefits to you will be enormous. World Wide Care Is Available To You. Reach Out. Shirly Reid

Previous Stories
1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Albeit a relatively new organization, I can attest to the credibility of all who make The Pain Community what it is. Having worked with many of them in the past, I can tell you that this is a very dedicated group of caring people who educate and advocate those and theirs living with pain, be it acute or chronic. Kudos to TPC! Onward and upward!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

TPC is a wonderful organization of fellow chronic pain warriors. It's so good to be supported and give support to others who suffer. I thank Teresa for her amazing work running the support groups.

Chall152

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been dealing with Chronic Pain for years and The Pain Community has helped me in a lot of ways. I have MS and RSD and the pain is like no other pain. The Pain Community (a DBA of Women With Pain Coalition) is a great site in helping others who deal with a lot of pain issues.