ElderWISE

(Working In Service to Elders)

Founded in 2009, ElderWISE is ESC’s friendly visitor program, currently serving San Francisco, Alameda, Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Our mission is to help elders overcome isolation and loneliness by creating a one-on-one match between seniors age 60 and older and volunteers willing to be a compassionate presence in an elder’s life.

Volunteers are vetted by ElderWISE and must pass a background check and attend an initial two hour training program, offered regularly.

If you are interested in being part of ElderWISE, either as a senior desiring a visit or as a volunteer, please contact:

Program Director:

Vanessa Sacks
415.563.8143
vsacks@jtm-esc.org

In Sonoma and Marin Counties:

Franchesca Trudeau
707.978.5058
ftrudeau@jtm-esc.org

In San Francisco and Alameda Counties:

Brian Stannard
415.290.8885
bstannard@jtm-esc.org

Or if you are interested in volunteering, please visit our page on Volunteer Match.