The Friendly Calls program is a free phone program that is available to any adult 18 years and older who maybe experiencing loneliness and isolation. The program pairs a trained Red Cross volunteer with an adult (18+) who may have limited social and family connections or feels they could benefit from more social interaction over the phone. There is no cost to participate and if the person decides it’s not a good fit for them, they can cancel at any time.

Sign up.

By phone at 1-833-979-9779 (Monday- Friday 9 am - 8 pm)

By email at

By electronic referral at Friendly Calls Participant Referral Form - Newfoundland and Labrador - Canadian Red CrossThe form is easy to fill out and submit.


Are you a senior (50+) or do you support a senior? If you need to connect to a resource or service, or have questions about benefits and programs available to seniors in NL, please call SeniorNL's Information and Referral Line at 1-800-563-5599. This confidential line operates Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and is answered by Peer Support Volunteers, seniors themselves, ready to provide assistance.



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