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How It Works

In response to COVID-19, Mon Ami is offering visits by phone or video. Find a compassionate and engaging companion for yourself or a loved one to stay socially connected.

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1. Call Us
Call (650) 267-2474 to speak with a Mon Ami expert or fill out our interest form for a free consultation.
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2. Get Matched
We’ll match your loved one with one of our local Companions within 48 hours of booking. We look at shared interests, personality and availability to make the right pairing.
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3. Make your schedule
We can schedule visits and calls daily, weekly, or anything in between.
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4. Read all about it
After every visit, you’ll receive a photo and details about their time spent together so you can follow along with their experience and stay in the know.
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One visit, endless possibilities

Mon Ami Companions are focused on bringing joy and making a connection with every senior. These are just a few examples of activities our seniors enjoy.

Meet our daymakers

While local college students make up the majority of our Companions, we also welcome stay-at-home moms, retirees, and anyone interested in connecting with seniors in their community. Our Companions can help in many ways but they are not trained home health aides that can assist with bathing, dressing or medication.

Commonly asked questions

Now more than ever, it’s important to connect with one another and be a source of hope and kindness to our friends, family, and neighbors. Increasing isolation and loneliness are a serious concern, where a quarter of older adults were already socially isolated before COVID-19. Mon Ami volunteers support seniors who are isolated by COVID-19 through regular friendly phone calls and errand runs for essentials like groceries and prescriptions.
Our Phone Bank is worldwide! Seniors anywhere in the world who are isolated by COVID-19 can sign up to receive calls from a volunteer for a virtual social visit. For errand runs, the majority of our volunteers are located in California, but we are working hard to expand our volunteer base nationwide.
Mon Ami offers support to seniors who are isolated by COVID-19 through regular friendly phone calls, errand runs for essentials like groceries and prescriptions, and virtual group activities.
We screen each volunteer’s application information before matching them with seniors for phone calls or errand runs. In addition, we run criminal background checks on all volunteers running errands.
The safety of our seniors and volunteers is everything to us. Based on public health guidance, we’ve drafted these safety guidelines for volunteers assisting with errand runs.
We’ll find volunteers to call you or your loved one as often as you’d like! On average, volunteers call 1-2 times per week, and calls typically last for 30 minutes. Our volunteers commit to at least 3 months of regular contact with the people they call.
Mon Ami aspires to continuity. Each person is unique, and volunteers want to get to know you or your loved one’s preferences, quirks, and moods to give them the best possible experience. Our volunteers have committed to at least 3 months of regular contact with the seniors they are matched with.
Mon Ami does not charge a fee for seniors to use the Phone Bank or errand runs or group virtual visits during the COVID-19 crisis. If a volunteer does an errand run for you, you’ll be responsible for the cost of the items the volunteer purchases on your behalf. For enterprise partners, pricing depends on volume and services provided.
People living with a socially isolating condition, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, autism, cancer, other disabilities (including children and young adults), or a home-bound elderly senior. If you believe you or your loved one could benefit from assistance from a volunteer, get in touch!
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