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Faith in Action of Solano

Life buddies are peer counselors who meet with seniors in their home. Seniors requesting peer counseling are facing mental distress due to living in isolation, the stress of being a family caregiver, or a senior overwhelmed in managing her/his chronic illness(es). Life buddies, who are matched with a senior living in the same city, will meet with their seniors weekly for at least an hour. In addition to orientation training that is require of all volunteers, life buddies will receive up to 20 hours of additional, specialized training. Life buddies also participate in a monthly supervision meeting to discuss their cases. All volunteers must agree to a background check.

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About Faith in Action of Solano

Location:

3303 Whitemarsh Lane, FAIRFIELD, CA 94534, US

Mission Statement

What We Do: Faith in Action, now in its 21st year of service in Solano County, is a volunteer-based, interfaith-based nonprofit that provides services to seniors 60 years and older who are frail, living with chronic illnesses, or homebound. The agency seeks to end the isolation, promote the independence, and sustain the dignity of homebound seniors throughout Solano County. The agency has more than 800 registered seniors, with approximately 125-150 volunteers assisting them during any given month. Volunteers are integral to meeting the needs of our seniors. Volunteers are the heart and backbone of the agency. Who We Are: The agency provides non-acute, non-medical in-home support services to homebound seniors. All services are provided by volunteers. Services can include transportation to and from medical or social service appointments, transportation to life enhancement activities, grocery shopping, phone reassurance, home visits, in-home peer counseling, support groups either in person or by teleconference, light house cleaning, yard work, and respite for family caregivers. All services are subsidized through grants or government contracts; donations are accepted. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Description

What We Do: Faith in Action, now in its 21st year of service in Solano County, is a volunteer-based, interfaith-based nonprofit that provides services to seniors 60 years and older who are frail, living with chronic illnesses, or homebound. The agency seeks to end the isolation, promote the independence, and sustain the dignity of homebound seniors throughout Solano County. The agency has more than 800 registered seniors, with approximately 125-150 volunteers assisting them during any given month. Volunteers are integral to meeting the needs of our seniors. Volunteers are the heart and backbone of the agency. Who We Are: The agency provides non-acute, non-medical in-home support services to homebound seniors. All services are provided by volunteers. Services can include transportation to and from medical or social service appointments, transportation to life enhancement activities, grocery shopping, phone reassurance, home visits, in-home peer counseling, support groups either in person or by teleconference, light house cleaning, yard work, and respite for family caregivers. All services are subsidized through grants or government contracts; donations are accepted. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Seniors

WHEN

Sun Mar 12, 2017 - Mon Dec 27, 2021
05:00 PM - 04:00 PM  

WHERE

Fairfield, CA 94533

(38.24936,-122.03999)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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