Semo Area Agency on Aging
Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, a non-profit agency serving eighteen Southeast Missouri counties, has sponsored RSVP of Cape Girardeau/Scott Counties since 1992. The mission is to enhance the quality of life for seniors by offering a variety of services while being a significant community resource. RSVP is vital to mission.
An unduplicated 468 RSVP volunteers will serve children, low income families, seniors, veterans and military families. Volunteers will package and deliver nutritious meals, assist local disasters, build homes, improve children's reading skills, clean up parks, provide outreach to veterans and military families and other needs through 123 volunteer stations.
The Primary Focus Area will be Healthy Futures. At the end of the 12 month period, 142 volunteers will provide nutritious weekend meals during school year to 1500 children and 115 volunteers will deliver daily hot nutritional meals to 640 homebound seniors in collaboration with 6 volunteer stations. Focus Areas of Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, and Veterans and Military Families will also be addressed.
Surveys to evaluate performance measures will be conducted by assessing 20% of volunteer stations and 20% of volunteers. Surveys will reveal 85% of volunteer stations had needs met, 95% of volunteers satisfied, and 50% more volunteer opportunities developed.
The CNCS federal investment of $40,025 will be supplemented by $84,600 non-federal resources.