Compeer recruits, screens and matches trained volunteers and mentors in one-to-one supportive relationships with individuals who are striving for good mental health. Compeer volunteers provide support, friendship and mentoring during an individual’s recovery process. These services are considered an additional support to traditional mental health services.
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Compeer Coalition (PCC) are available to help guide you through the startup process. The PCC is dedicated to helping new counties begin a Compeer initiative.
The Compeer Model pairs trained volunteers with individuals in mental health recovery. These one-on-one relationships are the foundation for all Compeer affiliates. However, each branch also offers other programs to expand Compeer’s mission of decreasing the sense of loneliness and isolation an individual with a mental health diagnosis can experience.
CompeerCORPS is an extension of the traditional peer-to-peer Compeer Model, focusing on the unique bond that veterans share.
The American Psychological Association recognizes Compeer as a best practices model for recovery.
Read about what is going on at The Pennsylvania Compeer Coalition.