Become a friend to someone with mental illness and you will help them (and yourself) in many ways. Compeer friends meet face-to-face with their same gender matches at least twice a month. Many matches go to a movie, have lunch, play sports, or enjoy other social activities. Costs are shared between the volunteer and the friend. Volunteers are involved in the matching process so that they may choose a friend who is compatible by age, interests, and geographical location. Volunteers must complete an application and screening process prior to placement, and will receive an orientation, on-going training as well as support from the MHA.
Read a Compeer story below of a 6 year friendship, still going strong.