You Are Not Alone (YANA)
The YANA Program is one of the many valuable public services provided by volunteer members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. YANA, or, “You Are Not Alone,” promotes peace of mind and a sense of security for the elderly or disabled who enjoy the independence of living alone but have no friends or family members available to check in on them with any consistency. While enrollees in the YANA Program are generally able to take care of their own day-to-day needs, they also recognize that a medical crisis in or about the home could render them helpless and worsen if their distress goes unnoticed.
Sheriff’s volunteers working primarily out of the South County Substation make regular morning phone calls every week, Mondays through Saturdays, to YANA enrollees to check on their welfare and let them know that they really are not alone. If a call to a YANA enrollee is unanswered and that person has made no prior notification to the program that they will not be home, a dispatch for fire/rescue or law enforcement is initiated for response to the residence for a welfare check.
There is no cost for enrollment in the YANA Program. The application process is very basic and simply provides Sheriff’s Volunteers with the information necessary make the daily welfare calls, and, for fire/rescue or law enforcement personnel to respond and access the enrollee’s property should the need arise. All information provided in the application process is kept confidential.
Anyone interested in enrolling in the YANA Program may call the Lake County Sheriff’s South County Substation at (707) 994-6433, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm to speak with a Sheriff’s Volunteer.
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