Outreach Program: Volunteer Senior Outreach (VSOP)
This outreach program provides socialization and stimulation to individuals that are isolated and alone. The program utilizes community volunteers to make regular contact with this specific population and act as advocates on their behalf.
If you need immediate assistance, call the Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Crisis Hotline at (800) 991-5272.
To receive services in Bakersfield, call:
Phone: (661) 868-5021, Lourdes Garcia
To receive services in Kern River Valley, call:
Phone: (760) 379-3412 and ask for Cindy Brown
To receive services in Tehachapi, call:
Phone: (661) 822-8223
Receiving Services through VSOP
Who Should be Referred?
Persons 60 years or older who are:
Homebound or isolated
In a fragile physical and/or mental state
In need of social support
Experiencing loss of loved ones and/or grief
Suicidal or depressed
Having issues controlling alcohol and/or substance use
Would benefit from a mental health screening or socialization with peers
To receive services through VSOP, see contact info above for your area.