CONTACT Cape-Atlantic originally started in 1973 as a crisis line, but by 2005 we knew we were more valuable to the community as a telephone Reassurance service.
Our mission was changed to focus on serving the elderly and disabled with a daily telephone call. The telephone Reassurance Program dates back to 1987, and in July 2005, we instituted the Gatekeeper Program as another service for the elderly. The Gatekeeper Program provides training to members of the community to take prompt action when an elderly person needs help.
Our agency is staffed by a full-time executive director and a part-time reassurance coordinator. There are 150 volunteers who provide our service, making this a truely volunteer-driven agency. Our board of directors governs CONTACT Cape-Atlantic and provides the leadership to ensure the continuation of our programs. There are many fundraisers throughout the year, and funding is also provided by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey as well as, the Older Americans Act Funding through Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services.
CONTACT Cape-Atlantic provides telephone reassurance and community support for the elderly and disabled.