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.
Agnes Horenkohl is our July Volunteer of the Month. Agnes can be found every Friday morning in our phone room. She never misses her 8:30 am to 11:00 am shift of calls. She takes care of all messages and provides a friendly voice for all. Agnes tells us, "I love helping people." She also says, "When you help others, you help yourself." Her philosophy is: do what you love. We are happy that she found our agency and so willingly shares her Fridays with our clients.
Agnes is retired from a 33 year nursing career. Congratulations to Agnes our July Volunteer of the Month. Thanks for all that you do. You can read more about Agnes under the Special Events tab on this website.