Friendly Visiting

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Friendly Visiting programs have transitioned to providing services exclusively over the phone. The program is still accepting new clients. If you have any questions call Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469). Visit the DOHMH website for coronavirus updates.
Two females, one younger and one older, chat over the a video call
A friendly visiting match video chats during COVID-19.

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray and Mayor Bill de Blasio's ThriveNYC is raising awareness about mental health issues, removing stigmas, and improving access to care - including through the NYC Well phone, text, and chat service.

The Department for the Aging (DFTA)'s Friendly Visiting Program is one of two ThriveNYC initiatives which pairs older adults with screened and trained volunteers for in-home visits. Volunteers visit on a regular basis to talk about shared interests and experiences, forming friendships in the process.

If you or someone you know would like a friendly visitor, contact a case-management agency in your area.

Learn about how to become a Friendly Visiting volunteer.