Capital City Volunteers (CCV) provides support to low income seniors 65 years of age and older living independently in the City of Victoria (with the exception of James Bay), who have little or no support from family or friends.
- Recruits volunteers to provide services to seniors 65 years of age and older that will allow them to maintain their independence and continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. By offering services such as gardening, companionship and driving to medical appointments CCV provides support to those seniors and adults with disabilities who live on a reduced income and are
- Through a partnership with the James Bay Community Project, offers the Better at Home program to seniors aged 65+ who need help in the areas of social support, light housekeeping, non-medical errands, and minor home repair.
- Employs an Outreach Worker who is able to go out into Victoria to provide services to seniors and adults with a disability living on their own with little or no support from family and friends. Outreach services may include:
- Serving as the first point of contact for one on one Volunteer Services, and
- providing information on programs & services within the larger system of
- Identifying additional community resources to meet individual needs,
- Providing referrals, support and advocacy in accessing needing services,
- Encouraging participation in community activities to reduce isolation.
The Outreach Worker may also provide one on one support as needed.