The Telephone Assurance Program (TAP) is a free volunteer service that provides regular telephone calls to homebound elderly and disabled persons to check on their well-being, and gives people an opportunity to socialize. Relationships between the volunteers who make the calls and those who are isolated and lonely grow and last for years.
TAP is funded through a grant from the Erie County Department of Senior Services and the New York State Office for the Aging.
If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer or being a recipient of the telephone calls, please complete the appropriate applications below and send to:
Catholic Charities of Buffalo
C/O Carolyn Kwiatkowski, Telephone Assurance Program
741 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209
Erie County Program Brochure
Fax: (716) 363-1184