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Institute on Aging

Helpline - Friendship Line

3575 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA, 94118

Distance: 2054 Miles

(800) 971-0016


Service Details


Staff or volunteers answer questions or talk confidentially with callers. Program can provide information, a sympathetic listener, advice and/or referrals to other resources.

Additional Information

The Friendship Line offers both a crisis intervention center and a warm line for routine, even daily, phone calls that provide emotional support, medication reminders and well-being check-ins.

* Crisis intervention and referrals
* Specialized counseling and bereavement support for people who have experienced traumatic loss to suicide or sudden death.

Please Note: The Friendship Line will accept calls from Minnesota, but does not make scheduled out-going calls to Minnesota. Warm line hours are 9:00am - 11:00pm (Central Time).


  • Specialization
    • Older adults 
    • Older adults with disabilities 


Serves older adults age 60 and older and adults living with disabilities

Application Instructions

Complete a Friendship Line intake form

Area Served



Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main - Referrals (415) 750-4111

Last Update


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