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171 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 769-2850 Fax: (212) 769-4989



DOROT is dedicated to serving New York's homebound and homeless elderly and to fostering friendship and respect between the generations. Since 1976, DOROT has enhanced the lives of thousands of older people. Programs promote wellness and provide food, companionship, housing, education and cultural enrichment. DOROT helps elders to maintain their independence and to live with dignity in their own homes. DOROT's staff of social workers draws invaluable support from an ever-growing volunteer corps. Volunteers are the heartbeat of the agency and are the largest such group assisting the city's elderly. Many of DOROT's elder and volunteers live on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Others live throughout the Greater Metropolitan Area, including Westchester and Long Island.

Agency Contact:
Vivian Ehrlich, Judy Ribnick, CSW
Executive Director Director, Community Services

Service Provided:
* Caregivers Connections (telephone support system)
* Education, Cultural and Spiritual Enrichment (University Without Walls, art lectures and concerts, cemetery visits for the elderly)
* Escorting (to medical and other appointments, shopping, etc,)
* Food/Meals (daily frozen kosher, holiday packages)
* Family and Youth Volunteer Services (volunteer opportunities and intergenerational programs)
* Socialization and Companionship (Friendly Visiting-Volunteers and older people are carefully matched to visit on a weekly basis together)
* Housing (Homelessness Prevention Program -- transitional residence and post-placement after care services)
* Information and Referral
* Social Services (case work)
* Vision Services (readers, as part of Friendly Visiting program)
* Volunteer Opportunities (in office, via phone, and/or in community)
* Wellness Program (exercise, nutrition, relaxation and meditation courses)

Catchment Area:
1) University Without Walls, Information and Referral, and Homeless Prevention Program: Greater Metropolitan Area; 2) Shop & Escort, Kosher Meals-On-Wheels, Exercise and Relaxation courses, Concerts: Upper East and West Sides; 3) Friendly Visiting and Holiday Package Deliveries: Upper West and East Sides.

Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Information and Referral: 9:30am - 12:00 pm daily

Minimal fees for University Without Walls and Kosher Meals-On-Wheels (can be waived)

Not Applicable

Languages Spoken:
Not Applicable

Wheelchair Access:

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