Our website has been updated with a revised look to demonstrate more clearly how Front Porch and Covia have come together as one organization, united as Front Porch Communities and Services.

While you’ll see changes to our name and our logo, you’ll find consistency in how we continue to provide the same care as a non-profit provider of aging services.

We invite you to explore the website to learn more.


Social Call

Your new friendship starts here. With great care, we connect older people and volunteers for one on one conversations, by phone or video, available throughout the United States.

A volunteer sits outdoors with a resident having a laugh.
Two people sitting together, one holds a Happy Birthday balloon
What makes a thoughtful match?

Many factors affect our individualized matching process. Highly skilled and innovative Social Call staff work with a diverse pool of participants and volunteers across the United States. When making a match, practical factors are considered, such as scheduling preferences, interests or hobbies, or a shared cultural history. We also take into consideration a number of more abstract concepts, like the individual’s worldview, disposition, conversational style, and what interpersonal attributes they might be seeking in a conversation partner. By putting the success of the match and the equity of the volunteer and participant at the fore of our process, we are able to make matches that are mutually beneficial, where all parties feel valued.

An older adult and a young volunteer smile for the camera while sitting at a table set with tea boxes, a honey bear, cups, and more.
Our Connections

Our matches connect people across the country and across generations. 70% of our matches are intergenerational while 30% are peer to peer. We invite everyone 18+ to volunteer and anyone who is 60+ can participate, volunteer, or both.

NBC Bay Area highlights the meaningful connection found through Social Call, featuring Social Call match Rita & Austen.

A collage of phones over clouds with the title Voices of Social Call A Zine by you and your friends in the Social Call Community

Check out the Social Call zine for a peek into our creative community of participants, volunteers, and staff.

Read Here
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  • McKnight’s – Bronze Tech Award – Social Call
  • Generations United – Program of Distinction – Social Call
  • American Society on Aging – Innovation & Social Impact Award – Katie Wade
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Social Call Staff

Katie Wade – Senior Director of Creative Engagement

Casey O’Neill – Director

Michele Foster – Match Support Specialist

Rosanna Aragon – Bilingual Program Manager (Tagalog)

Liz Avalos – Bilingual Program Manager (Spanish)

Karen Kemp – Program Manager

Social Call welcomes participants and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, opinions, living situations, and abilities.

Contact Us
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Western WA – Olympic Area Agency on Aging
Pennsylvania – Brighten A Day
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
UCSF Coalition for Social Connection
San Francisco ReServe