One of the services that Sheriff’s Office volunteers provide the community is a program called You Are Not Alone (YANA). YANA volunteers check on older adults through prearranged phone calls and home visits.
The visits are intended to take away the feeling of isolation that can come from independent living by the elderly. The YANA volunteers can give peace of mind for the individual and for their family. The elderly can be a target of exploitation. Having someone checking on them regularly can help prevent them from becoming a victim. Also, people who are isolated often become hoarders in fear of running out of necessities. This can lead to unsanitary and unhealthy situations. YANA volunteers can help reduce the feeling of isolation.
If you would like more information or to sign up for the program, or you have a family member or a friend who think would benefit from YANA, go to:
You can also call (4250 388-7375 or email YANA@snoco.org.
Also, if you think that you would like to volunteer with the Sheriff’s Office go to http://wa-snohomishcounty.civicplus.com/288/Volunteer. At that web site you will find information about volunteer activities, contact information for your questions and a Volunteer Interest Form.