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FriendshipWorks, Inc.
Last updated on August 12, 2014

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FriendshipWorks' mission is to decrease isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in the Boston area.

Description:
We recruit, screen and train volunteers to provide a variety of services in order to relieve isolation and enhance the quality of life for elders. Our programs include the Friendly Visiting Program, the Medical Escort Program, the Friendly Helpers Program, and the PetPals Program.

Our La Cadena de Amistad chapter based in Jamaica Plain provides all our services in English and Spanish to the Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods.

History:
In 1984, Boston area congregations and health care organizations came together to create a new interfaith coalition dedicated to meeting the needs of frail and isolated seniors by matching them with volunteers who would provide assistance rooted in friendship. In our 30 years, we have served over 23,400 Boston area elders and disabled adults, and have provided over half a million hours of assistance.

Contact people:
 Amy O'Dea, Program Coordinator, (phone), (email)
Bryan Perkins, Program Coordinator, (phone), (email)
Lois Waller, Director Of Programs, (email)


Office fax number: (617) 482-1461

Address:
 105 Chauncy Street - Suite 801
Boston, MA 02111
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.fw4elders.org

Directions:

 If you are driving by car from the South you would take 1-93 going North to Boston. Take exit 20, bear left at the fork in the exit ramp (Do not get on the Mass Pike) and then turn LEFT. . . (more)
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Chinatown (Orange), Downtown Crossing (Red), Boylston (Green),
  Walk distance (in minutes): 3-6 minute walk from all of the above T Stops
  Nearest Bus Stop: Silver Line, 3-6 minutes minute walk

Miscellaneous Information
What is the type of this organization?
501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Does the agency conduct CORI checks?
Yes
Last updated on August 12, 2014


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