Founding Member


Stigma contributes to individuals feeling lonely and isolated, being reluctant to seek mental health support, and discrimination. When we make an effort to remove the stigma of mental health, we reduce the harmful effects that stigma leads to. Compeer is proud to be a founding member of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition.
Cheri Alvarez | 

About the Organization

Since 1985, Compeer Buffalo has been providing social support in the form of friendships, to individuals (age 6 and up) who are striving for mental wellbeing. We know that friendship decreases loneliness and isolation, therefore we offer 1:1 friendship, social engagement activities, school-based mentoring, and mental health education in our community. Compeer Buffalo is the international headquarters for 40 locations in the US, Canada, Australia and England. Compeer was founded in 1973.v