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You Are Not Alone

In 1995, the United States Postal Service created a program to aid senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The program offered assistance and referrals to a variety of social services for at-risk populations. The Riverside Police Department’s You Are Not Alone program is a component of the original concept.

The Y.A.N.A program is free to all Riverside residents and helps to provide on-going contact to seniors or home-bound residents that live alone and do not have any local family or friends. Our department volunteers provide pre-arranged phone calls to help ensure the safety and well-being of the participants. If several phone calls are unanswered, a welfare check is conducted by the program coordinator. In addition to phone calls, the Riverside Police Department hosts events for the participants to meet other seniors and members of the police department.

How Can You Or A Loved One Participate?

If you are interested in being a volunteer caller; or if you or someone you know would benefit from enrollment in the Y.A.N.A program, please fill out the interest form or contact Officer Swift, at 951-826-5900 or by email at

If you own a business or would like to donate to the program, please contact Officer K. Swift.

Click on the button below to make a financial donation