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.
Sandra Hamer-Jensen is our March Volunteer of the Month. Sandra has been helping with our calls every Tuesday morning. She has also filled in on cancelled shifts. Her pleasant voice and positive attitude make her a perfect reassurance volunteer. Sandra is retired from her position as a loan specialist for the USDA Rural Development project, approving funds for low and moderate income families to obtain homes.
Sandra serves on the board of another non-profit, Family Promise in Cape May County. She is also an executive with a senior center in Cape May Court House. She was trained as a reassurance volunteer right at the center. She also organized a Christmas party for over 100 children and has been doing this for the last 22 years.
We are happy that she finds time to volunteer at CONTACT Cape-Atlantic. She also likes to travel with her husband, Derek, and spend time with her two children and her grandson.
Congratulations to Sandra as our March Volunteer of the Month. Thanks for all you do.
You can read more about Sandra in our March Newsletter, which can be found under the Special Events tab on this site.