Compeer of the Mohawk Valley and Center for Family Life and Recovery join forces

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. - Two area non-profits are now joining forces to become one entity.

Compeer of the Mohawk Valley, Inc and Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc have agreed to enter into a partnership, incorporating Compeer into the Center. Officials with the organizations say the change will take place immediately.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for both of our agencies…and speaks volumes to the fact that through a shared vision and willingness to combine resources, we can accomplish more - together, such as securing additional support for our volunteers, mentees, Compeer's Program, etc.", said Judith H. Reilly, Compeer Coordinator for Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc..

Compeer of the Mohawk Valley, Inc.'s Board President, Catherine (Cathy) Matusz, stated "on behalf of the entire Board of Directors for Compeer, we are extremely excited about this new venture. It's a wonderful opportunity, and a perfect match for both agencies. And I'm thrilled to have been a part of the strategic alignment facilitation between these two non-profits."

In recognition of National Mentoring Month (January 2013), Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.'s Compeer Program is inviting the public to attend an Open House, on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., at CFLR, Inc.'s corporate headquarters at 502 Court Street in Utica to learn more about mentoring opportunities (i.e., such as becoming a supportive friend to an adult receiving mental health treatment, or an at-risk child), mental health issues and the resources available to improve our communities' overall health and well-being.

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