image of Senior CoupleY.A.N.A. (YOU ARE NOT ALONE) 

A Free Daily Telephone Reassurance Service


Being alone is one of the greatest fears older adults have as they age. The YANA Program has helped save the lives of many older adults who live alone and have fallen or become sick during the night. 

YANA is a FREE service that allows older adults to find comfort and security knowing that someone is checking on them daily. If something does happen, family or friends are notified.

Contact YANA at (530) 621-6255


How It Works

  • Calls are made daily, before 10:00 a.m.
  • If the participant does not answer the phone after 3 attempts, family, friends and/or neighbors are contacted and asked to check on them.
  • If a participant does not answer the phone after several attempts are made to reach them, a series of steps follow to assure their safety and well-being.
  • When the above attempts fail and contact with participant cannot be made, local Law Enforcement is called to check on the participants well-being.

I want to make a YANA referral [.pdf]
Please e-mail referrals to star.walker@edcgov.us or mail to the address listed on the referral form.

For more information about YANA, please download: 
image of Download NowYANA Brochure or call (530) 621-6255.