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 May we would like to feature our administrative assistant, Laura Cicchella. She will graduate from Stockton University on Saturday, May 9, with a degreee in social work and a minor in gerontology. Laura will be attending Bryn Mawr College in PA for graduate school. She began volunteering at CONTACT in February 2014. We will miss Laura, and wish her much success as she continues her education. Thanks for all of your help!