Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. Seeking Volunteers During National Mentorship Month

Utica, New York (January 2023) – January was declared National Mentoring Month in 2002 to highlight the importance of mentoring and the Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. (CFLR) is seeking volunteers to become mentors. The CFLR mentoring program, Compeer, is focused on creating lasting friendships for individuals who have a mental health disorder. The Compeer Program trains community volunteers who are matched to a youth or adult “friend” (a person referred to the program) to make a difference in their lives on their path to mental wellness!

The Compeer mentoring program is in need of caring volunteers as the waitlist grows. “We are seeing a need for positive friends and mentors in individuals lives now more than ever.” said Ashley Neuschel, Mentorship Support Specialist at CFLR.  “We currently have 22 adults and 10 youths with unique interests and needs, waiting for their perfect friend.” Volunteer requirements are simple; mentors must be over the age of 18, willing to undergo a background check, attend an orientation training, and able to commit four hours of time a month as a mentor to your friend for a year.

If you think you have what it takes to be a friend and mentor, call the CFLR offices at (315) 733-1709 or visit Neuschel will answer volunteer candidates questions and help with the volunteer application process.

The Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be a leader in creating a world where people have the power to achieve and celebrate recovery. CFLR supports individuals and families struggling with addiction, mental health, and behavioral issues by inspiring hope, providing help, promoting wellness, and transforming lives.

Compeer participants, Alyssa and her mentor Kristie, before the 2022 junior prom.

Posted by Cassandra Sheets