CompeerCORPS

CompeerCORPS connects a Veteran with another Veteran in recovery to foster hope, develop friendships, and offer supportive help where needed.

Specific Activities:

  • Matching interests, needs and demographics
  • meeting four hours a month at a place chosen by the person
  • developing friendships
  • connecting to the community

Recent research by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 22 veterans commit suicide every day across the USA – almost one veteran is lost per hour. Veterans are our family, friends and neighbors who have served our country and deserve our help. Southeastern Pennsylvania has the largest population of veterans in the Commonwealth.  We are committed to helping and honoring veterans. 

Please help us help veterans.  If you know a veteran in Southeastern PA who needs help or you are a veteran who would like to volunteer to help another veteran please contact CompeerCORPS at Compeer of Suburban Philadelphia – Olga Antonyuk at olga@compeerfriends.org.  You may also help financially by sending your tax deductible donations to the office or give online to support veterans.  Thank you for helping us help veterans.

Counties Served

Delaware County

A Glimpse into One CompeerCORPS Relationship

“I felt like no one would understand me.  I felt rejected and judged but my friend has transformed my life by simply talking and being there throughout my recovery.  My Compeer volunteer never gave up on me. We enjoy spending time eating out and doing grocery shopping together.”
-James and Peter, both veterans, have been matched for one year