One of DOROT’s core programs, Friendly Visiting, matches volunteers with seniors for weekly home visits for a minimum of a year in areas of Manhattan and Westchester County. A DOROT social worker will introduce you to a volunteer with mutual interests for a weekly visit in your home. One of the largest friendly visiting programs in New York, DOROT’s Friendly Visiting has created long–lasting friendships by bringing the generations together to share ideas, opinions, and experiences.
To become involved in DOROT’s Friendly Visiting Program, call us at 212–769–2850 or fill out this form.
DOROT’s in–home programs are available to seniors in Manhattan on the Upper West Side from 59th Street to 125th Street and the East Side from 14th Street to 96th Street. For information about available programs and areas served in Westchester, please call 800–499–0940.
For some DOROT programs, including those that involve sending a volunteer to your home, a home visit by a DOROT social worker is a prerequisite. This helps us determine if a particular program will meet your needs and that only the most appropriate volunteers are selected to come to your home.
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Start your own program with DOROT’s Friendly Visiting Replication Kit
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