The Healing Power Of Friendship
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.
In June 2013, the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) approved the inclusion of Compeer in the registry as an evidence-based practice. The Compeer program has received the Presidential Recognition Award by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the first Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award, the Presidential Volunteer Action Award, the four Points of Light awards and recognition from the American Psychiatric Association.
Compeer’s wonderful volunteers and mentors become positive role models, help raise self-esteem, increase social and communication skills, and encourage independence for their Compeer friends. When you join the family, Compeer provides a rewarding volunteer experience and opportunities for personal growth and satisfaction.