Friend to Friend America has supported residents in the Pacific Northwest with its vast network of volunteers serving throughout the Greater Seattle Area. We have residents and volunteers from the Canadian border to Oregon and beyond!
Friend to Friend America has demonstrated its competence in 50 years of service.
Friend to Friend has served more than 16,000 residents. One hundred current volunteers save seniors $15,000.00 a month. For 50 years, we have saved seniors over a million dollars.
Still today, many seniors outlive family, friends, and fortune and become isolated. According to a study by the World Health Organization, the 5th leading cause of health problems in seniors today is loneliness and isolation.
Friend to Friend America can help. Families can request a Friend to visit their family member at no charge. Family members or guardians may request a friendly visitor today by clicking here.
Download our brochure.
Where we serve
Friend To Friend America matches volunteers in five Puget Sound counties: King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston. Volunteers are matched in other areas as requested.
Not in your area? People around the globe have sought and initiated Friend to Friend programs in their regions. Those interested in volunteering outside of the Puget Sound area or want to start a program in their area as a local volunteer coordinator are welcome to contact Friend to Friend America for additional information.
The need is GREAT.
“Nationally, six out of ten residents in [senior living communities] never have a visitor” — Seattle Times 5/01
Many of the 60,000 elderly and disabled persons living in senior living communities in the Puget Sound area never have a visitor. Living away from family and friends, they feel isolated and lonely, which leads to further physical and mental deterioration. Many are discouraged and depressed and have lost their will to live. Social programs within the communities try to meet the need of the residents, but visits by a caring friend add a dimension that enriches and makes seniors’ lives more meaningful.
People live longer, and the number of persons living in senior living communities increases annually. The need for volunteer friends for these persons is also increasing. Daily recruitment and continual program development are required to meet this need. Friend to Friend America volunteers regularly visit residents in 300+ senior living communities throughout the Puget Sound area. Many more friends are needed.
Relevance today more than ever
As our baby boomers age, the need for caring volunteers is growing, and given the financial climate of the past few years, many of our seniors today are living in poverty. They have outlived friends, family, and fortune. This heartbreaking reality is the center of our mission and our passion for preventing loneliness. We are always looking for new volunteers and donors to support the work of our volunteers.
” I have taken on a new friend at Hallmark. Her name is Edith. We have hit it off! I also have befriended her roomie, Veronica (Ronnie), as we had previously met while wandering the halls! She seemed to be really in need of someone to talk to, and we have also connected. Do you know how pleased I am to feel I am making a difference in someone’s life?! They are all a blessing to me! ” —Kat.
Read more volunteer testimonials.
Senior “Youth” Testimonials
“Who would be interested in talking to me? I am 91 and legally blind.” – N.
Two weeks later
“I am so grateful for this young man…I enjoy talking to him so much…. thank you so much” – N.
Meet our Board
Details coming soon!