Compeer Lancaster is our friendship program that matches caring adults in supportive friendships with people of the same gender who are recovering from a mental illness.  Compeer provides comprehensive training, guides the selection of a one-on-one friendship connection and offers ongoing support every step of the way.

Compeer Lancaster also launched CompeerCORPS in the spring of 2014 to offer this same effective friendship support to military veterans.   Read more about this program on our Veterans page.

To inquire about volunteering your friendship, or discuss someone that might benefit from having one, please contact Joe at or visit for more information on this great way to offer friendship to someone who seeks it.