Compeer matches caring adults in one-to-one, co-equal friendships with people of the same gender who are in mental health recovery.
We encourage volunteerism among caring adults and support from the local community. We also train, guide and monitor volunteer relationships with Compeer friends.
Compeer of Suburban Philadelphia currently supports friendship matches in Delaware County.
Because of Compeer friendships, people are registering to vote, celebrating holidays with others, and reintegrating into their communities with the help of their volunteer friend. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that many people in the counties we serve are on a waiting list for a volunteer friend. These people are isolated, lonely, economically disadvantaged, and are part of the community mental health system. They may lack family contact or experience severe depression.