Friendly Visitors

The Friendly Visitors program was initiated by Catholic Charities in the 1960's in Topeka, Kansas. Since then, the program has expanded into Leavenworth, Emporia and now Johnson County, Kansas. This free service is provided by volunteers and is open to any senior, regardless of religious affiliation.

Friendly Visitors reach out to seniors who are homebound and in need of human contact. The services we provide include:

  • Home visits and phone calls for companionship 
  • Assistance with reading mail and writing letters
  • Daily medication reminder calls
  • Transportation to medical appointments (based on volunteer availability)


For more information:

Chaplain Allen Ohlstein
Leavenworth, KS
913.651.1407 x1708

Marilyn Thomas
Topeka, KS
785.233.6300 x1313

 Betsy Holzworth, RN, BSN, MA
Johnson County, KS



Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Administrative Office
9720 West 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
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