In April 2020, our founders — with backgrounds in senior communication, phone outreach programs and nonprofit management — were deeply concerned about the pandemic's effect on the elderly. Shelter-in-place requirements brought profound isolation and devastating health outcomes. So they put their heads together, gathered some compassionate volunteers... and Friendly Voices was born.
Today our research-backed mission is just as critical. Loneliness is a crisis for our elderly population, and the consequences can be dire. Weekly phone conversation helps seniors to know they haven't been forgotten.
Friendly Voices is funded by a generous grant from the Joseph & Vera Long Foundation and by individual donors.
Carrie Ridge, Founding Board Council
Cindy Prince Baum, Marketing Advisor
Deepa Nagpal, Board Member
Lisa Bhumralker, Board Member
Marcia Chmyz, Volunteer Recruitment Manager
Rebecca Garewal, Board Member & Strategic Partnerships
Sudarshan Bahl, Board Member
Photo: just a few of our 63 compassionate volunteers
Copyright © 2023 - All Rights Reserved. Friendly Voices Phone Buddies for Seniors is a 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt nonprofit, EIN #87-3798169
P.O. Box 63, Menlo Park CA, 94026-0063
Friendly Voices does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations.