Everyone has a story

“I want to thank all of our friends who have supported Compeer in so many ways and have been instrumental in helping us achieve our mission, to provide friendship to children, adults, seniors and veterans who are striving for good mental health. My hat is off to all of our friends who, while striving for good mental health, recognized they needed friends and opened their hearts to their Compeer volunteers.

Based upon the simple premise that friendship is the best medicine, Compeer proves that people can make a difference one person at a time. Former First Lady and Mental Health Advocate Rosalynn Carter once remarked that people who are wrapped up in themselves make very small packages.

Compeer volunteers have befriended and mentored thousands of people over the past 30 years. By embracing the mission of Compeer, and extending a hand in friendship, we have shown that our community lives large.”

—Michele Brown, Former Executive Director

Sometimes the people that volunteer and have been matched with their friends can simply say it best with their match story. Nothing is more impactful than hearing someone’s story.  Throughout generations, we have learned and been inspired through story. If you would like to learn about the true impact our friendships have on people’s lives then please read just a few of our success stories and testimonials. Our matches often say it best.