Friends for Good is delighted with the announcement today by the Morrison Government that significant funding will be provided to make our FriendLine service available to tens of thousands of seniors across the country.
“FriendLine, with the support of trained volunteers, hears from people who are suffering physically and emotionally from the devastating effects of being socially isolated and chronically lonely." said CEO, Patricia Lauria.
"They tell us that having friendly chats has made a huge difference, giving them real and meaningful connection.”
Friends for Good will now be based in Melbourne with offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. FriendLine will now also be extending opening hours and significantly increasing call volumes.
“This funding will mean so many more people can benefit from this connection and that it will be available to them every day.” said Patricia.
FriendLine (1800 4 CHATS) will rapidly expand to be available outside normal business hours between 10am to 8pm, seven days a week.