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.
Kathy Morrin is our September Volunteer of the Month. Kathy helps with a regular shift of calls every Monday morning. She also does a shift of calls every Sunday, 8:30 am to Noon, which is about 35 Reassurance calls. A medical condition left her paralyzed and in a wheelchair. She picked up a brochure about our Reassurance Program, thinking she might like to receive our calls. Turns out, she decided to help make our calls and signed up to volunteer in 2015.
She feels that we provide a rewarding program. "When you know that yours might be the only voice they may hear on a particular day, that there is no family around, etc., it makes you feel good." We are pleased that Kathy decided to become a Reassurance volunteer.
Kathy is a former judicial clerk, has two children and three grandchildren. Congratulations to Kathy our September Volunteer of the Month. Thanks for all that you do. You can read more about Kathy under the Special Events tab on this website.