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.
Board Member and Reassurance Volunteer
Joshua Krachman is our May Volunteer of the Month. Josh is a senior at Mainland Regional High School, and yes, he is on our board of directors. It is nice to have the younger perspective and help leading our agency. Josh is also a Reassurance volunteer and helps with our calls on weekends. He serves as the president of the Key Club at Mainland, a member of the National Honor Society, a Summa Cum Laude-level student, and a standout on the golf team. You know that saying about if you want something done ask a busy person. Josh is one busy young person. He recently coordinated a successful fundraising with other students from Mainland Regional High School and Egg Harbor Township High School. The students collected tips from an April bagging event at the Egg Harbor Township ShopRite. All donations came to CONTACT Cape--Atlantic. Josh will be heading off to college next year. He has it narrowed down to Johns Hopkins University and Cornell University. We will miss him, but wish him all the best.
Thanks Josh for your dedication and all that you do. Congratulations!
You can read more about Josh in our May Newsletter, which can be found under the Special Events tab.