In-Home Peer Support Program

Are you looking for friendly conversation, help with everyday household tasks, and aged 60 or older?

Or, are you looking to support your older adult neighbors and earn part-time income?

Iona’s In-Home Peer Support program is a new citywide program designed to enhance the quality of life for isolated older DC residents and provide employment opportunities for older adults.

Part-time Peer Support Workers aged 50 and older provide in-home conversation and social interaction for older neighbors who are isolated and lack social support. Peer Support Workers also help with small everyday tasks such as grocery shopping and offering technology assistance.

Older adults who request this free program are paired with Peer Support Workers based on their interests, needs, and desired visitation scheduled. Peer Support Workers receive training and weekly supervision from the program’s manager and social worker. They can also engage in additional professional development opportunities.

To learn more about this program or sign up, please contact Gabrielle Boccher, Coordinator for the In-Home Peer Support Program, at or (202) 240-8631.

This program is made possible through support from the D.C. Department of Aging and Community Living.