Grant Carlisle Foundation awards $7,200 to Southcoast Compeer Program

The Carlisle Foundation of Framingham, MA has awarded the UMass Dartmouth Southcoast Compeer Program $7,200

May 19, 2003 

Grant Carlisle Foundation awards $7,200 to Southcoast Compeer Program 

The Carlisle Foundation of Framingham, MA has awarded the UMass Dartmouth Southcoast Compeer Program $7,200 to enhance its efforts to reach out to the mental health community through volunteers in one-on-one friendship relationships with those receiving mental health treatment. 

The Carlisle Foundation was founded in 1991 and is a private foundation which attempts to promote creative problem solving and interventions through effective grant making. The foundation supports new, innovative models of programs and believes that Compeer, as a new community service program of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is a good fit for their grant initiatives with its direct connection to the university. 

The Compeer program is based on the simple premise that trained, caring, compassionate volunteers share friendship with those diagnosed with mental illness within the greater New Bedford and Fall River areas. The goal of the Compeer Program is to assist children and adults receiving mental health treatment to reach their maximum level of functioning by fostering a caring supportive relationship. Volunteers help reduce the stigma attached to mental illness by fostering greater public acceptance of those receiving mental treatment and fostering a more positive attitude toward their needs. 

For more information about Compeer and becoming a volunteer, contact Karen Nourse at (508) 5420203 or knourse@umassd.edu. 


The Carlisle Foundation of Framingham, MA has awarded the UMass Dartmouth Southcoast Compeer Program $7,200 to enhance its efforts to reach out to the mental health community through volunteers in one-on-one friendship relationships with those receiving mental health treatment. 

The Carlisle Foundation was founded in 1991 and is a private foundation which attempts to promote creative problem solving and interventions through effective grant making. The foundation supports new, innovative models of programs and believes that Compeer, as a new community service program of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is a good fit for their grant initiatives with its direct connection to the university. 

The Compeer program is based on the simple premise that trained, caring, compassionate volunteers share friendship with those diagnosed with mental illness within the greater New Bedford and Fall River areas. The goal of the Compeer Program is to assist children and adults receiving mental health treatment to reach their maximum level of functioning by fostering a caring supportive relationship. Volunteers help reduce the stigma attached to mental illness by fostering greater public acceptance of those receiving mental treatment and fostering a more positive attitude toward their needs. 

For more information about Compeer and becoming a volunteer, contact Karen Nourse at (508) 5420203 or knourse@umassd.edu. 


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