Your contributions are critical to carrying out our mission.


Compeer Rochester is there for people in our community who are working to achieve mental wellness. While clinical support services and medicine are key pieces to recovery, those with mental illness also need connection with others who care. Compeer Rochester alone is exclusively dedicated to providing supportive, healing companionship to a far too-often marginalized and stigmatized group.

It costs about $80,000 per year for a person with mental illness to live in a mental health facility. For just $1,273 per year, a person living with mental illness can have a Compeer Rochester friend and gain the profound benefits of this companionship — connection to people and the community, and escape from the isolation. All of these factors come together to reduce the likelihood of institutionalization.

Because our model has demonstrated success, there is pressing demand for our programs and services — more people are referred to us by mental health professionals than we can currently serve through our signature one-to-one match Adult, Youth, and Veteran Programs.

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To make a digital contribution to Compeer Rochester please click the Donate Button to redirect to the authorized donation checkout. Thank you for your contribution!

Non-digital options

Send a check to Compeer Rochester, 259 Monroe Avenue, Rochester NY 14607.

Or contact us anytime to set up a monthly or annual giving plan:

(585) 546.8280 or

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“Compeer has kept and keeps countless children, adults, and Veterans out of isolation. That’s good for everyone.”

— Dave L. Pieterse, Compeer Board Member