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.
Special Event Volunteer
Voula Liacopulos is our November Volunteer of the Month. She launched Touching Hearts at Home, a Northfield business that provides in-home services to about 50 families. She is a board member of the MudGirls Studios in Atlantic City. Voula is also the choir director for the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and is married to Father George of the church.
Voula serves on CONTACT Cape-Atlantic's Spring Sensation committee. She has been an important part of the group and brought a new format last year, which greatly increased the fun and the proceeds of this event. She is helping plan next year's April 20th Spring Sensation, and has been at a few meetings already.
Voula says, "Getting the extra reassurance call from someone is very important." She refers clients to CONTACT Cape-Atlantic and always has our brochures on hand.
Thanks Voula for all you do to help promote our work. Congratulations on being our November Volunteer of the Month.
You can read more about Voula in our November Newsletter, which can be found under the Special Events tab on this site.