Would you recommend Plymouth Healing Communities?
I am a volunteer for the Community Companion Program within the House of Healing. I am partnered with a woman who is living with a mental illness, and who lives in the community in housing which the Plymouth Healing Communities helped her to find. I talk to my companion about once a week, and we try to meet up a couple of times a month. I have enjoyed my interactions with my partner so much, and through our relationship I have learned so much about struggles that those who live with very difficult mental illnesses face. This volunteer opportunity is such a unique one, because it gives volunteers a chance to learn about people who may be very different from yourself. Essentially, being a community companion is just being a supportive presence for someone else, and I've found my relationship with my companion incredibly rewarding.