Santa Fe Office
Shaelyn Klaus - Partnering for Seniors - Program Coordinator
Partnering for Seniors
A new and essential program for our Santa Fe senior community developed and run through Catholic Charities.
Within Santa Fe’s growing and vibrant senior community, we have recognized a great need for additional transportation services. To address this issue, Partnering For Seniors has joined with our local hospital and senior agencies to supplement their existing transportation programs by offering both same-day and scheduled ride services at no cost to the senior rider. We are looking for passionate volunteers like you to not only help us meet this need, but also to combat the growing problem of social isolation in our senior community, which is especially prevalent and problematic during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Volunteer Drivers will partner with us to provide medical and non-medical rides for ambulatory seniors 60+ years of age who are in financial need and have no other option for transportation.
Our volunteers will receive orientation, training, and continued support, and will be required to follow all safety protocols during the time of the COVID-19 crisis. This includes, at a minimum, that both the volunteer and the senior rider complete a symptom screening questionnaire before each ride and wear face masks during transportation; we also ask that the volunteer disinfect their vehicle between rides, and that they strive to maintain as much social distancing within the vehicle as possible.
Partner agencies will contact Catholic Charities with ride referrals, and the PFS Program Coordinator will coordinate the ride between the volunteer driver and the senior rider. Volunteer drivers will use their own vehicle and must provide valid license and proof of insurance at orientation. This opportunity is volunteer directed and will allow you to set your own schedule with 2-4 hour shifts at any point throughout the week.
Please help us to serve and respond to the needs of our senior community by helping others to maintain independence and engagement within their community through your loving support and the generous gift of your time!
If you can commit to a few hours per week to accompany and give a ride to a senior, please contact:
Shaelyn Klaus, Program Coordinator
Or visit our website to learn more: http://www.ccasfnm.org/volunteer.html
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Low-Cost Immigration & Bilingual Legal Services
Catholic Charities is a Department of Justice recognized provider of low-cost immigration services in Albuquerque or Santa Fe. Through its staff and Department of Justice accredited representatives, Catholic Charities offers qualified legal services to individuals generally at about 1/3 the cost of private attorneys.
The Center for Immigration and Citizenship Legal Assistance (CICLA) offers immigration representation in family-based immigration matters, consular processing, Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals, permanent residence, and naturalization.
One of the primary goals of the Center is to preserve and maintain family unity by assisting eligible individuals to petition for family members so that they may legally immigrate to the United States.
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