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Compeer of Lebanon County, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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Address: 809 Chestnut Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania  17042  
United States
Fax: 717-272-0898
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 25
Number of People Being Served: 75
EIN: 25-1821197
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Mission Statement


To help individuals in treatment and recovery for mental illness and erase the stigma associated to mental illness.

Description


Our first goal is to match individuals who are isolated and lonely, due to a mental illness, to supportive and caring volunteers in a one-to-one friendship. We are a non-profit organization funded mainly by United Way of Lebanon County and MHMR of Lebanon County. Compeer is very cost effective in that we save the county of Lebanon thousands of health care dollars and help to avert re-hospitalization for our clients because of the supportive friendships we facilitate. Our second goal is to erase the stigma associated with mental illness. We strive to educate the public and create awareness concerning mental illness and a better understanding of individuals affected by depression, anxiety or schizophrenia. Mental illness is often described as "the loneliest illness in the world" but with the support of a non-judgmental friend, many of these people can thrive, learn to function better in society and make tremendous strides in their recovery.

Our first goal is to match individuals who are isolated and lonely, due to a mental illness, to supportive and caring volunteers in a one-to-one friendship. We are a non-profit organization funded mainly by United Way of Lebanon County and MHMR of Lebanon County. Compeer is very cost effective in that we save the county of Lebanon thousands of health care dollars and help to avert re-hospitalization for our clients because of the supportive friendships we facilitate. Our second goal is to erase the stigma associated with mental illness. We strive to educate the public and create awareness concerning mental illness and a better understanding of individuals affected by depression, anxiety or schizophrenia. Mental illness is often described as "the loneliest illness in the world" but with the support of a non-judgmental friend, many of these people can thrive, learn to function better in society and make tremendous strides in their recovery.

Mission Statement: To help individuals in treatment and recovery for mental illness and erase the stigma associated to mental illness.

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Program Type:


Rehabilitation Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes