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Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program (SCP) provides transportation assistance, in-home assistance, and social-emotional support/companionship for homebound seniors (65 plus) throughout San Diego. For more than 26 years of service in the community, the program has prioritized enhancing homebound seniors’ quality of life and assisting seniors to remain independent for as long as possible.

 A unique element of the program is that it engages the aging community (50 plus) as Volunteer Companions to visit homebound seniors who will benefit mentally/emotionally from quality interaction with caring volunteers. Weekly activities will include grocery shopping, shared meals, community activities, hobbies, and transportation to medical appointments – ultimately leading to prolonged independence, reduction of isolation, and improved overall well-being.

 If you would like a companion visit or would like to be a companion volunteer and brighten the day of a homebound senior who would love to see you, please contact:


Eleanor Slaughter

(858) 483-4005

9655 Granite Ridge Drive

San Diego, CA 92123

Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!