GIFTSOFGAB.ORG

GIFTSOFGAB.ORG

 
General Information
Description of ServiceA volunteer call-based companion coordination that connects social work students and those in need of social interaction to combat cabin fever and the negative effects loneliness can have on long term health. This is an interim program in response to the crises. We are a social support structure with the goal of aiding in alleviating the negative effect social isolation has on older adults.
LocationSuffolk
Geographical AreaNassau & Suffolk
Intake ProcedureAnyone from the community who is feeling the negative effects call the connect line and a companion coordinator sets them up with weekly phone calls form an MSW student that matches their interests and hobbies. Phone calls will last 15 to 45 minutes with the number of times per week based on the companions. Phone calls will consist of light social interaction, such as discussing hobbies, memories, weather, games and helping with any finding referrals for assistance, if necessary.
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenSpanish
EligibilityFree hotline for residents of Nassau & Suffolk Counties.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Fee AmountsFree
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, weekends for preset calls only
Contact Information
Unable to plot address.
Contact's Name Katie Maroldi
Contact's Email info@giftsofgab.org
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 728
Mailing City, State, Zip Eastport, NY 11941
Main Phone 631-346-6052
Service Location Email info@giftsofgab.org
Web Address https://www.giftsofgab.org
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateApr20
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: GIFTSOFGAB.ORG
Affiliated Program: GIFTSOFGAB.ORG
This Service: GIFTSOFGAB.ORG
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: COVID-19 (YF-3000.2193)
Friendly Telephoning (PH-1400.1900-220)
Socially Isolated Adults (YJ-9150)