Riverside Police Department

 

You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program

In 1995, the United States Postal Services created a program to aid senior citizens and persons with disabilities.  The program offered assistance and referrals to a variety of social services for at-risk populations.

The Riverside Police Department's "You Are Not Alone" program is one component of the original concept and provides pre-arranged phone contact to help ensure the safety and welfare of the participants.

How Does it Work?

The YANA program is free to all Riverside residents and helps to provide on-going contact for seniors, persons with disabilities, or anyone that can benefit from the routine contact.

Riverside Police Department Volunteers make the phone calls to the participants.  If several phone calls are unanswered, the Volunteer contacts the program coordinator and a welfare check is made at the persons residence.

What Are the Benefits?

In addition to the regular phone calls, the Riverside Police Department hosts YANA functions twice a year to get people together in a comfortable and welcoming setting.  Participants are able to meet other seniors and members of the police department.

If you would like to be involved or have additional questions contact one of the program coordinators below.

PSR Nancy Castillo at 826-8721 or email at ncast@riversideca.gov

PPC Petite Cunningham at 826-5235 or email at pcunning@riversideca.gov

How Can You or a Loved One Participate?

Click on the link below and fill out the registration form or print the registration form fill it out and mail it to us.  You will be contacted by the program coordinator and entered into the program.


Registration will be open soon.


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