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RSVP CHIP program


What is RSVP C.H.I.P.?

The RSVP C.H.I.P. program provides a simple check-in and friendly phone call to area seniors or challenged adults who are homebound and/or isolated. This program targets our most vulnerable and needy population i.e., the elderly, who are trying to “age in place,” remain independent and require support services to do so. Volunteers are not to provide financial or health care advice, even if asked.  They are simply calling to offer companionship and give seniors a sense of connectedness to the outside world and relieve feelings of isolation.
CHIP Application Packet
CHIP Volunteer Handbook

Who is eligible to be a C.H.I.P. participant/client?

Individuals may self-refer or be referred by a caregiver, family member or service provider. The service is FREE of charge to the Gateway area residents of Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan Counties. This program is intended to serve area seniors or disabled adults who are homebound, isolated, living alone or otherwise in need of daily contact to ensure personal safety. This may be temporary while recuperating from an illness or it may be a permanent situation. Married couples who are isolated or homebound are also eligible to be C.H.I.P. clients.

Calling Assignments

Each C.H.I.P. volunteer will be matched with a client(s) primarily based on preferences from initial interviews with the volunteer and the client. Volunteers may elect to call more than one client, which is up to them and their preferences and schedules.

Calling Timeframes/Schedules/Conflicts

There will be a specific timeframe/calling schedule prearranged between the volunteer and the client with assistance from the RSVP staff. Time of day, days of the week, etc. will be pre-determined and agreed to by all parties. Commitment to this is absolutely critical to ensure success. In the event that you are unable to make a call due to illness, some unexpected schedule conflict or other situation, please let your client know as soon as possible. If possible, we ask that you provide at least a week’s notice if you are planning to stop volunteering altogether to allow us time to make new arrangements.

For more information please contact RSVP staff.