The Neighborhood Friendly Visitor Program (NFVP) is a community-based program that provides weekly visitors to isolated elders and disabled adults in Rhode Island regardless of race, color, or creed. NFVP was developed in 1978, funded by the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs and administered by the Diocese of Providence.
A Friendly Visitor is a volunteer who checks in with an elder or disabled adult in their community to provide a social outlet and offer a connection to the community. Friendly Visitors check in about once a week via telephone or face to face for about an hour. Visits can include reading, writing letters, playing cards, and enjoying conversation.