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Compeer

The Compeer Program encourages individuals with a mental health diagnosis to build self-confidence, self-reliance, and healthy relationships by involving them in one-to-one friendships, innovative programs, and regular social contact. The Compeer Program is designed to help reduce the isolation and the feelings of loneliness experienced by many of our participants. Our goal at Compeer is to provide companionship, friendship, and the needed support system to help individuals feel more connected to the community. Participants are referred into the Compeer Program by their therapists, counselors, or case managers.

 

“It provides an outlet for the mentally ill, who would otherwise be homebound and motivation for people who would otherwise have nothing. It also helps build confidence, as well as provide structure in our daily lives.” – Steve

BE A FRIEND

STEPS TO BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

  • Call MHAST at 607.771.8888
  • Discuss your interests with a Compeer staff member
  • Participate in a training session
  • Make a commitment to spend time with your new friend
  • Be matched with a Compeer participant
  • Receive ongoing support for the friendship

BENEFITS FOR A VOLUNTEER

  • CompeerBeing and making a new friend
  • Contributing to the community
  • Staying active and involved
  • Meeting new people
  • Using untapped educational skills
  • Sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Building self-confidence

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