The YANA Program is one of the many valuable public services provided by the Murrieta Police Department Volunteers. YANA, or, ‘Your 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.
Police Volunteers will make phone calls Monday through Friday, before 10:00 a.m. If contact is made, the volunteer will simply hang up and no further action will take place. However, if the client doesn’t answer the phone after three (3) attempts, an emergency contact person will be notified and asked to check on the participant. If they are unsuccessful, a series of steps follow to assure their safety and wellbeing. When the above attempts fail and contact with the participant cannot be made, a uniformed police officer will be sent to the residence to check on their welfare. Volunteers will also make preplanned in-home visits several times a year to identify any needs for special services and provide referrals to other agencies if needed. All information provided in the application process is strictly confidential.
The YANA Program is provided free of charge to the citizens of Murrieta by the Murrieta Police Department Volunteers as a service to the community.
Anyone interested in enrolling in the YANA Program may call (951) 837-4333 to apply and a program representative will get back to you.