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Matching volunteers with elders since 1984

http://www.matchelder.org Tax ID 04-3140541


FriendshipWorks is dedicated to reducing social isolation, enhancing the quality of life and preserving the dignity of older and disabled adults in the Greater Boston area. We accomplish this mission by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, assistance, and emotional support. FriendshipWorks’ services are based on the belief that our lives are interdependent and that no one should have to be alone, regardless of age or frailty.

FriendshipWorks was founded in 1984 when 20 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. Since our inception, FriendshipWorks has assisted over 19,500 Boston area elders and disabled adults, providing over half a million hours of donated care. In just last year, our corps of 200 volunteers provided 22,643 hours of informal care and support to over 1,300 individuals.