Compeer Rochester's mission is to provide and support friendships that help adults, youth, and Veterans recover from mental illness.
Compeer Rochester has served Monroe County youth, adults, and families for over 40 years through the power of supportive friendships and mentoring. We are a dynamic organization that utilizes community volunteers to mentor individuals who are striving for mental health and overall well-being. Founded in Rochester and now an international company, our model is recognized as an evidence-based practice through SAMHSA. Our newest program, CompeerCORPS applies the mentoring model in Veteran-to-Veteran peer relationships. Join Compeer Rochester today. It takes as little as four hours per month to make an impact. Make a friend, change two lives!
Mentoring through Compeer has been very valuable for me, and for my mentee and her family. Compeer Rochester staff have always been wonderful and supportive. Mentoring is not always easy, to say the least, but having done this now for 4 years, it is definitely time well spent. Mentoring itself truly doesn't take that much time but does a world of good for all involved. I always appreciated that Compeer works with people who are working to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as I feel having a friend in that light is crucial. The organization provides discounts for things to do with your mentee, as well as opportunities for events hosted/sponsored by Compeer. They are always looking to improve as an organization, and I'm glad to have shared this experience with them!