MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF BUTLER COUNTY/Compeer ProgramMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF BUTLER COUNTY/Compeer Program
Compeer began in the United States in Rochester, New York, more than 35 years ago and is guided by a simple premise: the support of friends enhances the quality of life, improves the ability to cope with life’s stress, and fosters mental wellne... Read more
Compeer began in the United States in Rochester, New York, more than 35 years ago and is guided by a simple premise: the support of friends enhances the quality of life, improves the ability to cope with life’s stress, and fosters mental wellness. Compeer volunteers take action, using their qualities, skills, talents and friendship to make a difference in the life of another. Just a few hours of volunteer time each month can have an influence that lasts a lifetime.
Why Choose Compeer
Through our time-tested model and evidence-based practices of supportive friendship and mentoring, Compeer creates programs to meet the diverse needs of communities that want to improve and positively impact the lives of individuals living with mental health challenges, and their families.
Compeer connects clients and volunteers based on gender, experiences, likes, and interests. We strive to assist with positive, caring, support through difficulties like:depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. Compeer works to broaden interests and hobbies, and encourage overall wellness through supportive friendships.
by roy r. from Butler, PA
(Administrator for this Organization)(November 18, 2016)
I have been volunteering with Compeer since November of 2011. me and my friend meet every Tue. 5:00 to 7:00. we are very close friends today. Compeer is a chance to do somebody good in the community with a very flexible schedule. all you have to commit to is 1 year at 4 hours a month. Thanks to Compeer it has giving me the opportunity to help someone with a mental health diagnostic get out of isolation and back into the community.