The Compeer Program of Suburban Philadelphia has been making new friends for adults in mental health recovery since 1991. We are one of many programs in United States, Australia and Canada.
We match caring, trained volunteers with adults in one-on-one, same-gender, co-equal friendships in Delaware County. We accept written referrals from local mental health care providers and their support programs.
Being a friend is a simple as sharing your interests.
CompeerCORPS is a support program networked for veterans who can benefit from a veteran peer mentor and other community relationships. Veteran volunteer mentors are matched with a veteran based on interests, age-range, military service and gender.
The program has the following goals:
*Enhance a positive return to civilian life after military service.
*Reduce dependency on emergency services.
*Improve connectedness and self-worth.
*Reduce stigma through friendship.
*Create wellness for veterans on the road of recovery.