Institute on Aging
Helpline - Friendship Line
3575 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA, 94118
Distance: 2599 Miles
Staff or volunteers answer questions or talk confidentially with callers. Program can provide information, a sympathetic listener, advice and/or referrals to other resources.
The Friendship Line offers phone based crisis services and outreach services for older adults and adults with disabilities.
Volunteers make outgoing, scheduled calls to help improve quality of life and connectedness of lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults.
Serves older adults age 60 and older and adults living with disabilities
To make a referral for the Friendship Line, call or complete the online intake form on the agency website.
|Main - Referrals||(415) 750-4111|
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PH-1400.1900-220Friendly Telephoning Definition
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.
Programs that offer a telephone service that enables people who are troubled to talk confidentially about their personal problems with an empathetic listener. These programs are often staffed by volunteers who can offer referrals for ongoing treatment, if needed.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YJ-8750.0025Adults With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Adults who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities.