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.
Sandy Terry is our February Volunteer of the Month. Sandy has been helping with our calls every Tuesday afternoon since 2014. She says, "I got involved because I really like the program. Now that I am not working, this is a great way to contribute to the community, to be positive for people. You sense that the people really appreciate the phone call." Sandra even told us that one client gave her a crochet stitch instruction over the phone.
Her hobbies include painting and indulging her grandchildren...she has eight. Clients hear a warm reassurance voice when Sandy calls, just what you would expect from a retired nurse.
Congratulations to Sandy as our February Volunteer of the Month. Thanks for all you do.
You can read more about Sandy in our February Newsletter, which can be found under the Special Events tab on this site.