Compeer Youth Program - Making a Difference in a Child's Life
Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc.
The Mental Health Association of Nassau County’s Compeer program is expanding its program to serve youth. Compeer matches caring adult volunteers with youth ages 5-17 who are in the recovery process toward better Mental Health. Mentors spend an hour per week providing friendship, support and a positive role model through community-based activities enjoyable to both the Mentor and the youth.
We are currently accepting applications for referrals and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or know a child that can benefit from the program please call Rhea Spina at 516-489-2322 x 1260.
About Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc.
16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, US
The Mental Health Association of Nassau County (MHANC) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving mental health care and promoting mental health programs through advocacy, education and community services.
Since its founding in 1953, the MHANC has advocated for the needs of adults and children with psychiatric and emotional difficulties. This priority has guided our mission for over five decades and led us to develop concrete rehabilitation services that benefits adults and children with psychiatric disabilities.
To serve this often-neglected population, we focus upon educating the community-at-large and assisting people get to the services they needed.
We are proud to say that we opened the first group home in Nassau County, the first children’s residence for autistic children, the first supported education program for college students and the first newly constructed permanent-home apartment complex for adults with psychiatric disabilities. These innovations represent more than achievements; they represent progress in the standards of programs and services for those with mental illnesses.