CONTACT Cape-Atlantic provides a FREE "check-in" phone call to the elderly and disabled who are living alone. This call allows them to remain independent in their own home, a goal so many of us share. If a phone call is not answered at the scheduled time, there are procedures each volunteer follows. These procedures have allowed CONTACT Cape-Atlantic to help many people in need.
CONTACT Cape-Atlantic was started to keep in touch with elderly and disabled living alone and to let them know someone cares about them. Now this successful program has grown to help anyone, regardless of age, have contact with another friendly person. Our volunteers help over 200 adults each day stay in their homes independently.
Reassurance Program is funded by The Older Americans Act through Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services.
Gatekeeper Program funded in part by Ocean City Home bank Charitable Fund.
For the month of October we would like to feature Reassurance Volunteer, Pam Horn. Pam found out about CONTACT after participating in our triathlon, a month long biking, swimming and running event. Our service struck home with Pam and memories of her grandmother receiving a daily check in call from the Avalon Police Department. Pam has been having fun making the calls and believes it is a 'wonderful benefit for people to receive'. Pam has shared her enthusiasm for CONTACT with her daughter, Caroline, who is an Ocean City High School student. Caroline has started making CONTACT calls from our office. The two enjoy sharing stories from their shifts together. Keep up the good work, Pam and congratulations on being our October volunteer of the month!