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Compeer Program-Family Services of Chemung CountyCompeer Program-Family Services of Chemung County
Compeer’s Mission is "to use the power of friendship to help adults and children with mental health illness & children at-risk live a happier, more productive life via the support of caring and sensitive community volunteers." Read more
Compeer’s Mission is "to use the power of friendship to help adults and children with mental health illness & children at-risk live a happier, more productive life via the support of caring and sensitive community volunteers."
Compeer is an award-winning non-profit organization that matches community volunteers in supportive friendship relationships with persons recovering from mental illness or youth at-risk.
"Compeer" comes from the blend of the words "companion" and "peer". Developed as a non-clinical service for people suffering from mental health issues; the combination of outside stigma and personal debilitation sometimes shut those suffering from behavioral health issues out of society and fellowship. Although not a clinical treatment service, Compeer welcomes the marginalized back into the community and for this, was recognized by the American Psychological Association in 2005 as a best-practice program that aids recovery.
by Tienya J. from Elmira, NY
Hi, This is Tienya Johnson. I was interested in volunteering. Have experience with cutomer service and working together with others at previous jobs at the mall, and in the Army. Please call 6073311656 if you need help. Thank-you.