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Program: TELEPHONE REASSURANCE AND FRIENDLY VISITOR PROGRAMS - FREED

Agency: FREED CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING


Resource Number: 11097253
Description
The FREED Telephone Reassurance program is for anyone feeling lonely or isolated in Nevada County. A phone bank of volunteers makes phone calls Monday - Friday to check-in, chat, and socialize. Individuals who would like to receive telephone calls can choose to receive calls from one day a week up to 5 days a week.
 
The FREED Friendly Visitor program is not conducting in-person visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, volunteers are still being matched one-on-one for individuals who prefer to have a friendly phone visit from the same volunteer on a regular basis.
 
Due to factors such as a lack of transportation or community inaccessibility, many seniors and people with disabilities go through prolonged periods of social isolation and loneliness. People who have disabilities identify numerous obstacles to community inclusion. In rural areas, especially, people are at risk for experiencing isolation which is a risk factor leading to many poor health outcomes.
 
Volunteers
Our volunteers come from every walk of life and every background. FREED coordinates many Phone Reassurance and Friendly Visitor volunteers, and each volunteer is carefully screened and trained. Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with individuals with similar interests. See volunteer opportunities at volunteerhub.connectingpoint.org.



Program Phones:
800-655-7732Toll free
530-477-3333Business Line
voice mail system
530-477-8184Fax
530-477-8194TTY

Main Contact
Carly Pacheco
Deputy Director
530-477-3333
Carly@FREED.org
Senior Administrator
Ana Acton
Executive Director
530-477-3333
ana@FREED.org

Website: www.freed.org/services/friendly-visitor-program/
Email: FREEDGrassValley@FREED.org

Location information
FREED - BRANCH OFFICE - YUBA CITY  
Location: 1100 Butte House Road, Suite 120

Yuba City, CA 95991
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Site Phones:
530-742-4474Business Line
530-742-4476Fax
530-742-2379TTY

Hours of operation
Site Hours:

Open:
Closed:
Mon
8:30AM
4:00PM
Tue
8:30AM
4:00PM
Wed
8:30AM
4:00PM
Thu
8:30AM
4:00PM
Fri
8:30AM
4:00PM


Description: FREED branch office.
Bus Service: Yes
Mailing Address: 1100 Butte House Road, Suite 120, Yuba City, CA 95991

Program Delivery
Eligibility: Services are available to any person with a disability or senior in Nevada and Yuba counties regardless of income. Adults Teens Children Families Females Males
Languages: English
Application Process: Contact FREED at 530-477-3333. Ask for the Telephone Reassurance/Friendly Visitor Program Coordinator.
Program Fees: Free
Nevada County and Yuba County
Defined coverage area:
Volunteering: Volunteer opportunities are available.
Volunteer requirements: A willingness to listen and talk with someone who is isolated.
Volunteer duties: Visit a person weekly for one hour or make regular phone calls and submit and time sheet at the end of the month.


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LocationNevada County; Tahoe/Truckee; Other
Record OwnerNevada County
Categorized as:
Long Term Care Options Counseling
Transitional Case/Care Management
Friendly Outreach Programs * Older Adults
Friendly Outreach Programs * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
Volunteer Recruitment/Coordination Volunteer Opportunities


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Verification

Person at the resource who last verified this information:
Last Verified On: 10/29/2020
Last Verified By: Annie Mikal-Heine
Title: Program Manager
Phone Number: 530-477-3333
Email Address: annie@FREED.org
 





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