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Mobilizing our Chosen Family

For over 20 years, Openhouse has enabled San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs. Today, they’re partnering with Mon Ami to mobilize hundreds of volunteers to address food insecurity and social isolation.

Why is it important for us to be partnering:

As Openhouse Executive Director Karyn Skultety says, “We take pride in making the choice to build community where LGBTQ people matter at every age.” In this time of social distancing, it’s even more important that we take bold action to demonstrate our commitment to each other. Mon Ami’s technology for addressing social isolation through meaningful relationships will enable Openhouse to rapidly scale its support to this community.

What we’re offering together:

  • Friendly Calls – Openhouse and Mon Ami will match seniors with volunteer callers – and not just a random caller each time! Our volunteers are here to build meaningful relationships, a beautiful opportunity in a time of crisis.
  • Essential Errands – Volunteers will get groceries, pick up prescriptions, mail important documents, and more while following our guidelines to protect public health.
  • App Support for Volunteers – All of this will be coordinated by Mon Ami’s proprietary technology which keeps everyone’s identities safe, manages scheduling, and handles reimbursement for volunteers.

About Mon Ami

We bring together communities, generations, perspectives and personalities to not just extend lives, but enrich them. Started in Silicon Valley in 2018, Mon Ami uses technology to match young people with isolated seniors for companionship and assistance. In all our work, we practice inclusion and celebrate diversity in age, race, identity, and belief.

Learn more about Openhouse here. Sign up to volunteer with us here