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CONTACT Cape-Atlantic Free Daily Phone Checks

Published: 2011-01-28 - Updated: 2022-06-20
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)
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Additional References: Disability Communication Publications

Synopsis: The volunteers at CONTACT Cape-Atlantic offer free daily phone calls to say hello and check that all is well. Loneliness is something most people never even consider. However, it can be devastating to anyone housebound or feeling isolated. Trained volunteers provide a friendly hello and check to ensure no emergencies. The volunteers are caring and committed to relieving isolation and loneliness.

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CONTACT Cape-Atlantic provides telephone reassurance and community support for older adults, people with disabilities, and those of any age who are lonely, living alone, or feeling isolated from their community. CONTACT volunteers are eager to help the disabled, elderly, and isolated citizens of Atlantic County and Cape May Counties who want to continue living independently.

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Loneliness is something most people never even consider. However, it can be devastating to anyone housebound or feeling isolated. CONTACT Cape-Atlantic offers a telephone reassurance program for anyone alone or feeling lonely.

Clients receive a daily call at the same time every day. Trained volunteers provide a friendly hello and check to ensure no emergencies. The volunteers are caring and committed to relieving isolation and loneliness.

CONTACT Cape-Atlantic was established in 1973. It began with a mission to establish the provision of confidential crisis intervention through active listening, information, and referral services, available by telephone in Atlantic and Cape May counties. CONTACT Cape-Atlantic is a non-profit community service agency serving the elderly and disabled population in Atlantic and Cape May counties. Today CONTACT Cape-Atlantic is home to 150 volunteers who make approximately 7,000 reassurance calls per month to an average of 200 clients per day.

CONTACT Cape-Atlantic is a part of the national organization, CONTACT USA (CUSA).

If you are interested in receiving CONTACT calls, or if you know someone who might be, contact:

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