One of a Kind now has "The Phone Friends Club" which is a social telephone network for people living on their own; those who are socially, physically and culturally isolated; and people disengaged from family, friends or the community. It is underpinned on "Local helping Locals" by regularly communicating with each other to help maintain good mental and emotional health for individuals.
You can join as a "Member" and one of our trained Volunteers will call you at a predetermined time that best suits you- the member, or you can join as a "Volunteer" and make calls to Members on a regular basis. You can also join as a Member and a Volunteer and do both, make calls and receive calls. The calls are to provide social contact and engagement and essentially to just have a yarn or a chat assisting with those feelings of loneliness and isolation.
If you are interested in joining The Phone Friends Club or have any questions please go to www.oneofakind.org.au for more information or you can call us on (02) 6765 7000.