The MHA's Compeer program matches community volunteers who are 18 years or older with adults in mental health recovery programs. The volunteers provide one-to-one supportive friendship and mentoring relationships to offset the loneliness and social isolation that can accompany mental illness. Compeer is guided by a simple premise validated by research; that the support of friends is healing. MHA’s Compeer volunteers coordinate regular social activities such as visiting a local park, eating out or watching a movie with their Compeer friend. The power of friendship is demonstrated as persons matched with a Compeer volunteer often experience fewer hospitalizations and increased self-esteem, and they are more likely to adhere to their medication and treatment programs. Volunteers make a minimum 1 year commitment to 4 hours average of time together each month.
* Complete and pass criminal background and reference checks
* Complete all paperwork, orientation and training sessions
* Compassionate, reliable and flexible
No skills required
Repeats every day until Fri Jul 24 2020.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Mental Health America of Central
3701 Latrobe Drive