East Valley Adult Resources
East Valley Adult Resources (EVAR) has sponsored the East Valley RSVP for the last twelve years and it has grown to cover Arizona's eastern Maricopa, Gila, and Pinal counties which face critical human needs and human services challenges. These counties are diverse with urban, rural and Indian Communities and therefore require creative ways in providing RSVP volunteers. The overall budget is projected to be $179,717 with $124,902 through the Corporation for National and Community Service and $54,815 in local matching funds.
The goal of East Valley RSVP (RSVP) is to utilize programs, staff, and volunteers to support participating, human needs organizations, early childhood education programs, senior centers and veteran service systems to align, collaborate and grow as a result of volunteer service for the sake of their beneficiaries and communities. The expected outcome for the organization/program beneficiaries will be at the end of a twelve month performance period improved/enhanced quality of life quality, encouraging a strong sense of well-being, promoting dignity, avoiding premature institutionalization as a result of program offerings.
An estimated 356 East Valley RSVP volunteers will assist 55 Arizona organizations/worksites, such as Banner Hospice, Paz De Cristo, Maricopa County Head Start, CASA, and Time Out, Inc. with meal service, meal delivery and food distribution, low-income housing, emotional respite and social interaction, community education to enhance law enforcement objectives. Grant priorities will include: 1) Healthy Futures (primary focus area), 2) Education, and 3) Veterans and Military Families with work plans for Senior Centers and Human needs.