The COVID-19 outbreak has led to many local groups looking for a way to check in with neighbors, friends, loved ones, and the members of our community who may need support the most right now. Telephone reassurance has been popping up across communities, so we have developed this page to coordinate and connect individuals looking to assist, or looking for an individual to reach out to them.
I am looking for someone to call me!
We encourage you to submit a request to be called through one of our trusted partners:
AARP’s Community Connections Program – Nationwide
Seniors in Service TelePals Program – Pasco Only
St. Pete resident? Visit www.StPete.Org/CallFromCityHall
If you need help now, reach out to the Directions for Living Emotional Support Line at (727) 524-4464; Dial Ext. 1001 Monday – Sunday 8 am – 8 pm.
Please note this is for emotional support only; if it is a mental health emergency, please call the PEMHS Crisis Hotline at 727-541-4628.
Templates and Resources for Groups Providing Telephone Reassurance
If you have a group interested in providing telephone reassurance, please reach out to us. We will provide you with a template script, a reporting tool, and training.
Resources to offer seniors on calls:
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