Gay Desert Hot Springs

Sage Advocacy & Services For LGTBQ+ Elders. SAGEConnect Is A Phone Buddy Program That Matches LGBT Elders With Volunteers For Weekly Phone Calls.

Posted on May 23, 2022

How does SAGEConnect work? 

  1. Fill out the sign-up above with information about yourself and what you are looking for in a volunteer match.
  2. Within a couple of days, a SAGEConnect staff member will call you to confirm your availability and information.
  3. SAGE will work with our partner, Mon Ami, to find you a match (this process usually takes a few weeks). Your match will reach out via telephone for your first call. The call will likely come from 914-650-2548. During this call, you and your match will schedule a time for your weekly calls to take place moving forward.

Volunteers commit to a minimum of six weeks of calls, but if you and your match would like, you are encouraged to continue talking to each other.

The program is open to all who identify as LGBTQ+ elders and is free of cost. SAGEConnect is not able to provide case management support to participants. If you are looking for this kind of support, please contact a local SAGE affiliate or your Area Agency on Aging. You can also contact our 24/7 hotline at 877-360-LGBTQ+ (5428).

Interested in being a SAGEConnect volunteer caller? Click here!

If you are an LGBTQ+ elder, we recommend you use the participant sign-up, located at the top of this page. Please note, we may close and reopen SAGEConnect volunteer sign-ups as spaces are available in the program.