Community Action, Inc.
Community Action, Inc. (CAI) is a charitable 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation established in 1965 and has a successful history of delivering services, helping families achieve economic independence and improving the community. CAI is dedicated to providing and coordinating activities which alleviate poverty, promote family self-sufficiency and advance community prosperity and strives to be recognized as a premier organization dedicated to solving social and economic problems of the community. CAI has sponsored RSVP since 1971.
CAI's Senior Corps-RSVP will serve an estimated 475 volunteers. Volunteers will provide assistance to frail seniors and low-income families with children by: delivering meals; assisting with Medicare/Medicaid questions; providing health screenings; assisting individuals remain independent and in their homes; assisting at food pantries; assisting veterans find volunteer opportunities; and assisting non-profits achieve their goals and mission. The service activities will be accomplished through a network of 55 volunteer stations including: Area Agencies on Aging; food pantries; hospitals; libraries; Head Start Centers; faith-based organizations; proprietary health care facilities; and non-profit organizations. The Primary Focus area is Healthy Futures. At the end of the performance period, CAI expects to maintain or recruit and place 475 volunteers and achieve the following outcomes: (H9) number of homebound OR older adults and individuals with disabilities who report having increased social ties/perceived social support; (H14) number of caregivers of homebound OR older adults and individuals with disabilities who report having increased social ties/perceived social support; and (H12) number of individuals who report increased food security for themselves and their children (household food security) as a result of CNCS-supported services. The outcomes will be accomplished with a CNCS Federal investment of $60,847 and $27,750 of non-federal support.