Friendly Telephoning

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    Taxonomy Code: PH-1400.1900-220

    Programs that help people who are socially isolated due to disability or old age or otherwise lack companionship relieve their loneliness by arranging for people (usually volunteers) to telephone them on a regular basis to listen, talk and help them maintain contact with the outside world.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    FAITH IN ACTIONProvides reassurance calls, and shopping assistance to residents of Islip Township who are chronically ill, disabled frail elderly or victims of domestic violence. Food Pantry is also available for those in need. Call for appointment.SuffolkFAITH IN ACTIONPRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ISLIP
    GIFTSOFGAB.ORGA 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.SuffolkGIFTSOFGAB.ORGGIFTSOFGAB.ORG
    HELPLINEProvides contact for the lonely or isolated elderly through daily telephone reassurance. Referral can be from anyone (not necessarily from an agency or senior citizens organization).SuffolkHOUSING AND HUMAN SERVICES-SENIOR CITIZEN DIVISIONTOWN OF BROOKHAVEN
    REASSURANCE PROGRAMSenior volunteers telephone senior citizens living alone, to make sure they are safe. Call for further information and to register.SuffolkSENIOR SERVICESTOWN OF SOUTHOLD
    ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH OUTREACHProvides following services for people living within boundaries of the parish: advocacy, information and referral, home visitation, telephone reassurance, clothing, emergency food, and limited transportation to medical services. Also brings Communion to the homebound.NassauST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH OUTREACHST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH

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