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Programs that reach out to people who are hospitalized or in another institutional setting, are socially isolated due to disability or old age, or otherwise lack companionship with the objective of brightening their day and helping them to maintain contact with the outside world. Included may be in-person visits, telephone calls, Internet chat sessions or other forms of contact.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Aid for Friends- Food and Friendship for the HomeboundAid For Friends' serves needy, isolated shut-ins, primarily the frail elderly, in the 5 county Greater Philadelphia area, with free home-cooked meals delivered weekly by empathetic volunteer visitors, and also to provide shut-ins with free out reach services.PhiladelphiaAid for Friends - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaAid for Friends
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches - Volunteer CaregiversRecruits volunteers and matches them to senior citizens for various services including transportation, shopping, visiting, light housework caregiver relief, and telephone reassurance program.AlleghenyAllegheny Valley Association of Churches - Volunteer CaregiversAllegheny Valley Association of Churches
Companion ServicesCompanion services are provided to individuals living in private residences for the purpose of providing supervision and minimal assistance that is focused on the health and safety of the adult individual with a developmental disability. Companion services can provide assistance in daily living activities, including grooming, healthcare, household care, meal preparation, planning, and socialization.FranklinARC of Franklin/Fulton CountiesARC of Franklin/Fulton Counties
Extended Family CareProvides skilled and non-medical services in the home, including: personal care, companionship, respite, skilled and non-skilled services (RN, LPN, PT, OT, ST, MSW), caregiver14AlleghenyExtended Family CareExtended Family Care
Greene County Human Services - Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesPromotes opportunities for individuals with disabilities to lead full and productive lives within the community. Ensures that services and supports are provided to meet the needs of consumers with intellectual disabilities in the least restrictive setting possible.GreeneIntellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesGreene County Human Services
Home Instead Senior Care - ButlerEnables older adults to continue to live independently. Services include personal care services, homemaker assistance including meal preparation and laundry, transportation to medical appointments or shopping and companionship.BeaverHome Instead Senior CareHome Instead Senior Care
Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette Faith In ActionProviding volunteer companionship and assistance to help seniors remain living in their homes and communities, independent and healthy. Assistance may include transport to medical appointments, caregiver relief, friendly visiting, handyman services, yard work and snow shoveling.FayetteFaith In ActionInterfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette
Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette In-Home ServicesProvides services to the elderly such as check writing, grocery shopping, friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, chores, medical and social transportation. Will take pets to the veterinarian.FayetteIn-Home ServicesInterfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette
Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging - Main OfficeThe central administrative office of the Jefferson County AAA offer access to programs and services including aging waiver, assessment, care management, congregate meals, domiciliary care, family care giver, healthy activities, home delivered meals, information and assistance, legal assistance, outreach, personal care services, placement services, transportation services, volunteer services as well as access to PA Link.JeffersonJefferson County Area Agency on Aging - Main OfficeJefferson County Area Agency on Aging
Laurel Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc. - Faith in ActionAssists the elderly in maintaining their independence by providing companionship, assistance, transportation, errands and other quality of life services through a network of volunteers, two hours per week. WestmorelandFaith In ActionLaurel Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc. Faith in Action
LIFE Armstrong CountyProvides support to help older adults be able to continue living at home. Based on an individuals need, LIFE can provide: comprehensive medical management by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals; an on-call nurse and physician available ArmstrongLIFE Armstrong CountyLutheran SeniorLife
LIFE Beaver CountyProvides support to help older adults be able to continue living at home. Based on an individual’s need, LIFE can provide: comprehensive medical management by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals; an on-call nurse and physician available 24 hours a day; adult day services; personal care; home care; housekeeping and laundry; rehabilitation therapies; transportation to the LIFE center and medical appointments; medications and medication management; meals; medical equipment; and dentistry, optometry, and audiology.BeaverLIFE Beaver CountyLutheran SeniorLife
LIFE Butler CountyLIFE, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes, nursing home alternative, home health care, nursing care, medication management, aging, seniors, older adults, personal care, errands, homemaker, housekeeping, chores, medical appointments transportationButlerLIFE Butler CountyLutheran SeniorLife
LIFE Lawrence CountyProvides support to help older adults be able to continue living at home. Based on an individual’s need, LIFE can provide: comprehensive medical management by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals; an on-call nurse and physician available 24 hours a day; adult day services; personal care; home care; housekeeping and laundry; rehabilitation therapies; transportation to the LIFE center and medical appointments; medications and medication management; meals; medical equipment; and dentistry, optometry, and audiology.LawrenceLIFE Lawrence CountyLutheran SeniorLife
LifeSpan, Inc. Senior CompanionsThe LifeSpan Senior Companion Program offers companionship to a frail elderly person in their own home. These companions go into the home of the consumer to just sit and talk to the consumer, read them their mail, or just be there to keep them company. AlleghenyLifeSpan, Inc.LifeSpan, Inc.
LOVE in the name of Christ - Care and Concern MinistryDedicated to reaching out to those in need with relationship building through friendly visits and phone calls. Hopes to build bridges between people; bringing people together to share interests. Does not provide financial assistance to help resolve the need. ALL services are totally dependent on volunteer availability.NorthumberlandLOVE in the name of ChristGolden Rule Love INC.
Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS) - West Philadelphia Senior In-Home SupportProvides support services to help prevent or postpone further decline, promote independence, and help the individual regain control. Clients receive various in-home services, along with personalized counseling and assistance to access benefits and entitlements. In addition to case management supports, the program also offers Home-Delivered Meals, Transportation, Senior Companions, Minor Home Repairs, Help Accessing Benefits, and Adaptive Equipment as necessary.PhiladelphiaLiberty Lutheran - Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS)Liberty Lutheran
Maxim Healthcare - In-Home Skilled and Non-skilled Nursing and Personal CareProvides medical care in the comfort of one's home as an alternative to hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted living communities. Services range from 24-hour complex clinical care to weekly patient visits. Clinical managers work with the client's primary physician to develop a plan of care that meets individual needs. They provide home health care, pediatric homecare, respite care, intermittent care, and companion services to those in need of care or companionship.LycomingMaxim Healthcare - Williamsport Homecare and StaffingMaxim Healthcare Services
National Volunteer Caregiving NetworkMaintains an online directory of Faith in Action and volunteer caregiving programs nationwide. Support interfaith volunteer caregiving programs and works to create new programs.National Volunteer Caregiving NetworkNational Volunteer Caregiving Network
PALS Program (People Able to Lend Support)Help with grocery shopping, simple household chores, light meal preparation, errands, or friendly visiting. Also, transportation to doctors, church, errands, house cleaning, yard work, pet care, respite, and reading and writing.AlleghenyPALS Program (People Able to Lend Support)PALS Program (People Able to Lend Support)
Salvation Army of Berwick - Friendly Outreach ProgramSeasonal programs that provide friendly outreach and visiting services at Berwick Retirement Center.ColumbiaSalvation Army of Berwick - Social ServicesSalvation Army of Berwick
Senior Home VisitsSENIOR HOME VISITSCumberlandGrantham Brethren in Christ ChurchGrantham Brethren in Christ Church
ShareCare Faith in ActionCoordinates a network of trained volunteers who provide one-on-one services to the elderly and those with special needs. Services include door-to-door transportation and escort, visitation, shopping, respite care, and Caregiver Canines(r) (Certified Therapy Dog visits) . Volunteer Opportunities are available. NorthamptonShareCare Faith in ActionShareCare Faith in Action
SpiriTrust Lutheran® Touch-a-Life- Adams County OfficeTouch-a-Life volunteers help people of all ages who are in temporary need of assistance. Services are free and available in Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York Counties. SpiriTrust Lutheran Touch-a-Life volunteers may offer: •Transportation assistance •Assistance with certain errands •Help with indoor and outdoor chores •Meal preparation •Telephone visitation •Companionship/friendly visitation •Respite for caregivers AdamsSpiriTrust Lutheran® Touch-a-LifeSpiriTrust Lutheran
SpiriTrust Lutheran® Touch-a-Life- Hanover Area OfficeTouch-a-Life volunteers help people of all ages who are in temporary need of assistance. Services are free and available in Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York Counties. SpiriTrust Lutheran Touch-a-Life volunteers may offer: •Transportation assistance •Assistance with certain errands •Help with indoor and outdoor chores •Meal preparation •Telephone visitation •Companionship/friendly visitation •Respite for caregivers YorkSpiriTrust Lutheran® Touch-a-LifeSpiriTrust Lutheran
SpiriTrust Lutheran® Touch-a-Life- Shrewsbury OfficeTouch-a-Life volunteers help people of all ages who are in temporary need of assistance. Services are free and available in Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York Counties. SpiriTrust Lutheran Touch-a-Life volunteers may offer: •Transportation assistance •Assistance with certain errands •Help with indoor and outdoor chores •Meal preparation •Telephone visitation •Companionship/friendly visitation •Respite for caregivers YorkSpiriTrust Lutheran® Touch-a-LifeSpiriTrust Lutheran
SpiriTrust Lutheran® Touch-a-Life- York County OfficeTouch-a-Life volunteers help people of all ages who are in temporary need of assistance. Services are free and available in Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York Counties. SpiriTrust Lutheran Touch-a-Life volunteers may offer: •Transportation assistance •Assistance with certain errands •Help with indoor and outdoor chores •Meal preparation •Telephone visitation •Companionship/friendly visitation •Respite for caregivers YorkSpiriTrust Lutheran® Touch-a-LifeSpiriTrust Lutheran
Staying Connected, Jewish Family Services of YorkStaying connected is an interfaith volunteer program that supports seniors striving to live independently. Services include: Escorted transportation for medical appointments and other essential trips Grocery shopping, banking Advocacy and referrals to community agencies Unbiased medical counseling in conjunction with the County's APPRISE program. YorkJewish Family Services of YorkJewish Family Services of York
Washington County Faith in ActionProvides supportive services and outreach to meet the needs of the elderly and adults with disabilities. Services include transportation to medical appointments, errands and shopping assistance, supportive visiting and telephone reassurance, light housekeeping and meal preparation, minor household maintenance, caregiver relief, and reading or helping to write out checks to pay bills.WashingtonWashington County Faith in ActionTransitional Paths for Independent Living
YMCA of Sewickley Valley - Faith in ActionCoordinates volunteer transportation assistance for older adults to medical appointments.AlleghenyYMCA of Sewickley ValleyYMCA of Sewickley Valley

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