Mark Your Calendars for the Best 5k Event of the Summer
Registration for the Road 2 Recovery Superhero 5k Race & Wellness Walk is NOW OPEN! Get the best pricing for sign up by registering before April 1st; just $20 per runner & $15 per walker. Get your friends and family together to form a superhero team. We can't wait to see you in your superhero best. Help us meet our event's fundraising goal by promoting your fundraising page when you register, through social media.
Interested in volunteering for the race? Give Angie a call at (716) 883-3331
Mental Health First Aid Training
Compeer and Jewish Family Services are partnering to offer this important training to our volunteers, and community supporters. The training which originated in Australia is currently being delivered in 15 countries around the globe, and 43 states. It provides information and advice on how to assess and respond to someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis, as a first line responder. The training has a strong emphasis on early intervention to help someone who is struggling with mental illness or challenges. For more information on the training, watch this video, which gives a good and brief explanation.
There are upcoming training sessions here, so please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Make a friend you will never forget!
Compeer recruits, screens, and matches trained volunteers and mentors in one-to-one supportive friendship relationships with children, adults and seniors who are receiving mental health treatment.
Our wonderful volunteers and mentors become positive role models, help raise self-esteem, increase social and communication skills, and encourage independence for their Compeer friends.
Compeer provides a fun flexible volunteer opportunity that fits into your current lifestyle. There are endless rewards and opportunities for personal growth and satisfaction when you join the Compeer family.
Consider volunteering today and give only 1 hour of your time each week!
Compeer of Greater Buffalo is an affiliate of Compeer, Inc. and A United Way Community Partner.
The Compeer Model is proudly recognized as SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
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In Memory of Patricia H. Garman
Compeer would like to say a special and heartfelt THANK YOU to the gracious donors who have given recent contributions to support our programming, in memory of Ms. Garman. She served on the Compeer Board of Directors for years, and also helped to found our mission statement: Using the power of volunteer friends and mentors to improve the lives of children, adults, and seniors who are striving for good mental health.
Ms. Garman was a true hero, a true friend, and champion for the work that we stand for. She gave so much to the community over the years. For those who knew her as a friend, she will be truly missed.