For an organization that exists for the very purpose of reducing social isolation through personal connections, just as COVID-19 has turned our worlds upside down, we have had to turn our programs upside down nearly overnight. We have had to suspend the critical human connection on which KC Shepherd's Center's programs are based and rely on technology and contactless programming to ensure that seniors in Kansas City are served. On such adaptation has been the creation of our Phone Pal program, where volunteers make calls several times each week to check on homebound seniors. The relationships formed through these Phone Pal calls bring joy to both caller and those receiving calls.
Are you interested in being a volunteer?
There are so many seniors who could benefit from a friendly voice.