JUNIOR/SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM-MENTAL HEALTH

 
General Information
Description of ProgramProvides meaningful volunteer opportunities for people who are in recovery from mental illness. Through the principals of peer support and self-help, companions strive to improve the quality of life for others receiving mental health services. The companions are placed in approximately 25 locations including adult homes, nursing homes and also private homes and spend time socializing, sharing wellness tools and providing companionship. This program not only offers volunteer opportunities but it is a pre-vocational program which offers weekly trainings and skill building activities to enhance abilities and readiness for gainful employment.
LocationSuffolk
Geographic AreaNassau, Suffolk
 
Client Information
EligibilityJunior/Senior companions must be age 18+ and have a psychiatric diagnosis.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationM-F 9am-5pm
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameJoanne Bentivegna
Contact's PositionProgram Manager
Physical Site Address 1456 Waverly Avenue
Physical Site City, State, ZipPatchogue, NY 11772
Mailing Address 1456 Waverly Avenue
Mailing City, State, ZipPatchogue, NY 11772
Main Phone(631)447-6460 x3130
Web Addresswww.fedoforg.org
 
Additional Information
Volunteer OpportunitiesYes
Last UpdateSep18
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
FEDERATION OF ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE NEW YORK STATE MENTALLY DISABLED, INC.
This Program: JUNIOR/SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM-MENTAL HEALTH
Affiliated Services: JUNIOR/SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM-MENTAL HEALTH