Social Call

A friendly visit, a welcome connection.

Conversations and compassion

For many seniors, a compassionate, human presence in their lives can make a powerful difference. Since 2009, Social Call has been matching fully vetted, trained volunteers with people over the age of 60 in need of companionship or just conversation. Because human connection makes life better for everyone.
How it works

As part of our commitment to fostering community, Covia matches volunteers with seniors on a one-to-one basis, bringing compassionate conversation and care into their lives and giving volunteers an opportunity to listen and learn. We are always looking for friendly, caring volunteers to provide support and friendship. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit our page on Volunteer Match. All volunteers must pass a background check and attend an initial two-hour training program, which we offer regularly.

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Make the call

If you or someone you know would benefit from Social Call, please contact one of our program directors:

General Program Director:
Katie Wade

Sonoma and Marin Counties:
Franchesca Trudeau

San Francisco and Alameda Counties:
Brian Stannard

Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC) is now Covia

Our name has changed, our mission and values remain the same:
To serve our communities as a nonprofit organization as we have done for more than half a century. Our new name reflects our shared purpose of bringing people together and creating a true sense of home.

Welcome to Covia.