Compeer invites you to join NAMI Walks event
The Compeer program is located in Westlake at the Far West Center, a nonprofit community mental health services agency on the St. John Medical Center Health Campus. Compeer offers the traditional Compeer Inc. Friendship Match program and Club West Peer Support services to assist adults in recovery from mental illness.
Compeer is currently organizing our third annual NAMI Walks team to participate in the NAMI Walks event for Greater Cleveland on Saturday, Sept. 22. Our team, titled “Compeer Club West Peer Support,” would love to include residents of Westlake and Bay Village. The event includes a party with guest speakers in Voinovich Park and a 2.5-mile walk around Cleveland. Amanda Barren, reporter and anchor for WKYC News Channel 3, is the honorary chairperson for NAMI Walks Greater Cleveland.
Our programs share similar missions with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a national organization dedicated to mental health recovery by advocating for treatment, support services, research and raising community awareness. Compeer and Club West Peer Support are support services to assist and empower adults as they progress through their paths to recovery. The NAMI Walks motto is “Changing Minds…One Step at a Time.” A current recovery motto of Compeer Club West is “Recovery is Real. Watch Us Live It.”
There are 84 NAMI Walks events held across the country. This is the 10th year for this event in Greater Cleveland. Compeer is asking Westlake and Bay Village residents to join our team and make this year the best NAMI Walks event in Northeast Ohio.
If the 2.5-mile walk sounds like an Olympic challenge to you, then you will be pleased to know that “walking” is not required to participate! We would truly appreciate it if you would join Compeer Club West for this event on Sept. 22 and enjoy time with fellow advocates in Voinovich Park.
In order to join our team call the Compeer office at 440-835-6212, ext. 242. Questions are welcome via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dogs are also welcome walkers! If you would like to join our NAMI Walks team with your usually furry walking partner we would be happy to have you both. Leashes are required.
Groups throughout the region are hosting NAMI Walks fundraising events, and Compeer is looking to hold a fundraiser for our team. If any Westlake or Bay Village business or organization is interested in hosting a fundraiser for this event please contact the Compeer office and we would be happy to be your event partner.
Come on Westlake and Bay Village! Help Compeer develop a team with strong support and a strong message from western Cuyahoga County!
The Compeer Program has been serving adults that are managing mental illness from our Far West Center office fo almost 21 years! The Compeer Program is a branch of Compeer, Inc., an international organization. Compeer matches adult volunteers with same gender adult consumers of mental health services to provide friendship, emotional support, and encouragement.