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NAMI San Diego Side-by-Side


  • Are you a peer living in recovery (a person living with a mental health challenge)?
  • Are you 18 years or older?
  • Do you want to use your lived experience to help others?
  • Do you want to provide friendship and support to a fellow peer in recovery?

Become a COMPANION and make a difference in another’s mental health journey!

You will be matched with a Participant. A Companion and a Participant meet in the community and enjoy activities together such as:

♥ Enjoy a cup of coffee! ♥ Explore a museum! ♥ Attend a community event! ♥ Explore nature, and more!

How do I become a Companion?

Step 1 | Email or call 858.634.6580 ext. 109
Step 2 | Submit application
Step 3 | Attend Orientation
Step 4 | Pass Background check (no cost to you!)
Step 5 | Complete Interview
Step 6 | Pending availability, you’ll be matched with a participant
Step 7 | Meet twice a month for a minimum of six (6) months.

To inquire and learn more, please call or email: 858.634.6580 ext. 109 /

Side-by-Side is free of cost!