making friendships & saving lives
one buddy at a time
Make the same decision as 177,000+ people and sign up for Buddy Project to receive a buddy that has the same interest as you. Buddy Project pairs people as buddies and is open to anyone 13 years or older – regardless of one's mental health, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, and socioeconomic status – because no one deserves to feel alone.
This is for anyone who just wants a friend, you do not need to be going through any type of mental illness to sign up for a buddy.
Note: This program is NOT an alternative to therapy, counseling, etc. Nor is it supposed to be like those things. It's like pen pals and is made to get a friend. If you believe that you have a mental disorder and are not diagnosed, go see a mental health professional. Also, we are not a crisis service. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please text "START" to 741-741.
Buddies are not automatically paired, you will receive an email when you are paired.
We update buddies every few days, there is no deadline to sign up.
You must be 13 years or older to sign up.
Please put your interests in order of which you like the most (first choice would be your top choice).
Please do not put the same interest for each choice, as it makes pairing less effective. Thanks.