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.
Marcia Chmyz, Volunteer Recruitment
Raashi Sachdeva, Social Media
Rebecca Garewal, Organizational Development
Photo at right: just a few of our 62 caring volunteers
Copyright © 2021 - 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.