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Clio

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Health & Medicine
  • Seniors

Location

9 EAST 96TH ST APT 8ANEW YORK, NY 10128 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Clio is to activate the power of interpersonal connection to enrich and celebrate the lives of older adults living in New York City. We envision a New York City in which all older adults have the social support and resources they want and need to live their fullest lives.

Description

Clio connects older adults -- particularly those who do not have access to other supports -- with trained volunteers, resources, and one another.

We screen volunteer applicants and train them before matching them with an older adult with similar interests and a shared language. Volunteers provide their paired older adults with weekly phone calls, biweekly letters, and care packages. They also conduct weekly needs assessments that the professional team monitors to provide referrals and follow-up.

Since our inception in April 2020, we have also expanded to provide service navigation (a form of case management) to support our older adult participants in accessing the services they need and want. We are constantly looking to expand the way that we connect with community partners, volunteers, and older adult participants. We do so with the aims of both connecting with our community and supporting community members in creating the changes they wish to see in their lives and in their various communities.

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