VON Canada

Site: Chatham - Stanley St

Service: Volunteer Visiting/Telephone Assurance Program

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-352-5515
Fax 519-352-2466
E-Mail lauren.haggerty@von.ca
Website voneriestclair.ca/chatham-kent/
Primary Contact Alan Morrow, District Executive Director; Email: alan.morrow@von.ca
Alternate Contact Lauren Haggerty, Program Coordinator; Phone: (Business) 519-352-5515 ext 5227; Email: lauren.haggerty@von.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Volunteer Visiting companionship and support through visitation  
*Volunteers are matched on a one to one basis; visits are weekly or every two weeks and last from 1 to 3 hours during daytime hours  
* Visits are scheduled based on the availability of volunteers and times when persons served would otherwise be alone 
* Volunteers provide companionship, assistance with shopping, writing letters, reading and encourage th interests and activities of the client  
* Program is provided as a free service  
Telephone Assurance and Security Check program provides a regularly scheduled telephone call to clients to help eliminate the fear and isolation that some people experience when they live alone  
* Clients are matched with a volunteer who phones the person on service at their home 
* Calls are made during daytime hours once per day at an agreed upon time and are 5 minutes or less If the person on service does not answer the phone when the scheduled call is made a call is then made to a contact person who has agreed to go to the home and check on this person 
* Program is provided as a free service to seniors, ill, disabled and isolated persons in our community
Hours Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm - Volunteer Visiting / Telephone Assurance Program
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Seniors, persons with disabilities, persons who are ill and or are lonely and isolated in our community
Application Call for information; Self-referral; physician; family; LHIN Home and Community Care
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 1988
Primary Executive Alan Morrow, District Executive Director; Email: alan.morrow@von.ca
Funding Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way ; Foundation ; Provincial: Ministry of Health and Long Term Care; VON Chatham-Kent Foundation
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
190 Stanley Ave, Suite 100
Chatham, ON N7M 3J9
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Mailing Address Chatham, ON
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
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