just a few hours a month can make a life-changing impact.

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Stories of Friendship

When you become a Compeer friend to a child, adult, or Veteran living with mental illness, the benefits of friendship are felt on both sides. They feel less alone, and you get the fulfillment of spending time with a new, wonderful connection. Volunteering is easy. Get started today, and change two lives.


Mike & DJ

DJ thinks of Mike as a superhero and a friend who helps him feel less sad. And other kids like DJ could use a friend like Mike.

Learn About Our Youth Program


Rhonda & Chris

Rhonda’s companionship helps Chris overcome her anxiety and get out in the world to enjoy doing what she loves.

Learn About Our Adult Program


help us shatter
the stigma.

People who live with mental health challenges are just that — people. We all need friendship and connection.

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CHANGING LIVES through friendship.

For over forty years, Compeer Rochester has employed the power of friendship to improve the lives of community members living with mental illness.

Check out some of the stories of recovery, made possible through the matches Compeer facilitates.


Donate with confidence!

Compeer Rochester is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Our tax identification number is 22-2482872.