Compeer was founded in 1973 in Rochester, New York, and it started with just 12 volunteers. Today, thousands of volunteers in Compeer locations around the world serve people with mental illnesses. Compeer is a model mental health organization with over 50 locations in the United States and Australia. Compeer Inc. is headquartered in Buffalo, NY; in 2016, Tim Boling joined Compeer Inc. as its Executive Director.
The National Institutes of Mental Health chose Compeer as a model program in 1982 and funded the development of similar programs throughout the nation. In 2013, the award-winning Compeer model was added to the SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Routinely recognized as a national model, the agency has received the Presidential Recognition Award by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award, the Presidential Volunteer Action Award, four Points of Light awards and recognition from the American Psychiatric Association.
For more information about Compeer Inc., please visit their website: www.compeer.org.