services for individuals
Rides to a wide variety of destinations (medical, food, exercise, volunteering and more) are provided by trained volunteers in their own vehicles. Scheduling is arranged through the Friends in Action coordinator. There is no charge for the service. Donations are appreciated!
To arrange for a ride, you must be registered in advance with Friends in Action and approved for transportation services. This simply depends on safety, your location, and the needs you anticipate. Friends in Action assists people throughout Hancock County and sometimes beyond.
Friends in Action can assist from within the home to within the appointment. If you use a cane, walker or wheelchair, you will need to be able to get in and out of a vehicle with minimal arm assistance.
Advance notice is required (at least five (5) business days). For more information contact the Friends in Action office at 207-664-6016 or email [email protected].
Food and Medicine Delivery
Friends in Action can deliver pre-ordered grocery orders, pharmacy, food pantry boxes, and meals from meal programs to your door. If you need this service, please register with the office (207-664-6016) or email [email protected]. If there is a charge for the groceries or co-pay for the pharmacy order, please be prepared to reimburse the volunteer with cash or a check when they deliver to your door. 24 hour notice or more is helpful!
Friendly visits & calls
Friends in Action matches trained volunteers to pay regular visits (usually once a week or every other week) for conversation and companionship. This can also serve to provide some brief respite to a caregiver. Availability of the service depends on available volunteers. Volunteers also can telephone to visit over the phone and check on well-being.
Volunteers are trained in a variety of issues, including mental health and safety. We are actively seeking volunteers for this service.
Call 207-664-6016 or email [email protected].
Chores and Shopping
Friends in Action volunteers can help with one-time chores around the home, such as simple home repairs, weeding and yard work. Volunteers also can build ramps and improve access to the home. For larger projects, you may need to help provide materials. If there is financial need, FIA does have limited funding that can help. Volunteers can also take a grocery list over the phone and do your grocery shopping for you. For more information or to put in a request for service, please call 207-664-6016 or email [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!
P.O. Box 1446
Ellsworth, ME 04605