The ALS Association - The Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter
Companionship - Family Assistance Program
1919 University Ave W, Ste 175, St. Paul, MN, 55104
Distance: 1037 Miles
Companionship programs provide volunteers to visit with people who are in the hospital, unable to leave their home, or socially isolated.
Visitors provide conversation, reading or other social activities to help keep older adults or people with disabilities engaged.
Through this program trained volunteers are matched with families affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) to assist with tasks or to be a friendly visitor.
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
People living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and their families
Apply by phone or email
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
|Toll Free||(888) 672-0484|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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PH-1400.1900-230Friendly Visiting Definition
Programs that use "friendly visitors" (usually volunteers but also paid hourly companions) to call on people who are hospitalized or in another institutional setting, who are homebound or socially isolated due to disability or old age, or otherwise lack companionship with the objective of brightening their day and helping them to maintain contact with the outside world by reading, talking, listening, writing letters or performing other similar tasks.
YF-3000.0520Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Definition
A syndrome, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, that is marked by muscular weakness and atrophy with spasticity and increased action of the reflexes due to degeneration of the motor neurons of the spinal cord, medulla and cortex.