Daniel Colpoys, Assistant Executive Director, Compeer of Greater Buffalo is quoted in the Winter Issue of Behavioral Health News:
There is an ever-growing body of evidence that supports the importance of friendship to quality of life... A recent study of the Compeer program found that its clients (friends) experience an increastd sense of wellbeing and social connection"
[Friendship Really Matters: Exploring the effects of Compeer friendships for people experiencing emntal illness. Dr. Anne Montclaire, Australia, 2011]
Compeer is a remarkable story of personal change brought by friendship. Since 2001, Compeer Lancaster has existed to provide peer support for people experiencing mental health challenges. CompeerCORPS is an extension of the traditional Compeer model that is designed to serve our veteran population. The purpose of the CompeerCORPS program is to create a supportive network for veterans who could 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.
What is Compeer Lancaster?