Y.A.N.A. for Seniors
You Are Not Alone
You Are Not Alone (Y.A.N.A.) is a telephone-reassurance program maintained by the Stockton Police Department Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS). Y.A.N.A. is designed to provide a Monday thru Friday contact with individuals with limited family or community interaction.
Each day, at a prearranged time, the VIPS representative calls the participant's phone number.
If the participant does not answer after a number of call attempts, the VIPS will attempt to get a hold of a next of kin or an emergency contact person the participant has previously provided.
If a next of kin or an emergency contact cannot be reached or provide information as to the whereabouts of the participant, then a VIPS or other police personnel will be dispatched to the participant's residence to check on their well-being.
Participants include the elderly, latch-key children, handicapped individuals, or persons who are home-bound. Contacting participants on a daily basis helps monitor their well-being and promotes a sense of security.
You Are Not Alone Highlights
Calls may be made more than once a day or at different times on different days.
Capable of scheduled calling interruptions for vacations and special occasions.
No cost to participants.
Eases the concern of friends and family who may find it difficult to maintain consistent, reliable contact.
A practical, caring service to the community.
Anyone interested in taking part in Y.A.N.A. should contact the Stockton Police Department VIPS Office at 209-937-8477.