Red Cross Offering “Friendly Call” Program
The Canadian Red Cross is now offering a Friendly Calls Program in Atlantic Canada! Full details below:
The Friendly Calls Program provides regular, pre-scheduled calls to individuals who are feeling isolated due to the pandemic. The service is provided as a routine safety check and to reduce loneliness. In some cases staff and volunteers will connect callers with resources available to them in their community to further assist. This service is available to everyone over the age of 19.
If you or a loved one are feeling isolated or lonely due to COVID-19, contact us at 1-833-729-0144 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. AST to register.
Trained Red Cross personnel will then arrange to call you at regular mutually agreed times in English or French. If desired, we can also provide contacts for other support services in your community.
Volunteers and staff are trained in a variety of areas including psychological first-aid to support themselves and others coping with the effects of emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing types of stress.