Citrus County Board of County Commissioners
An estimated 410 RSVP volunteers will serve their community, with an estimated 129 RSVP volunteers serving in the Primary Focus Area of Healthy Futures. They will serve as home delivered meals drivers delivering nutritious hot and frozen meals to homebound seniors in the Home Delivered Meals Program. They will also offer a friendly and familiar voice, socialization, reassurance, increase social ties and perceived social support to assigned homebound seniors who live alone, in order that they may feel secure in their homes and live independently through the telephone Reassurance Program. RSVP volunteers at food pantries, such as Daystar Life Center and Citrus United Basket, will serve the entire population by handing out food to those in need so they may increase their food security of themselves and their children. In the food stamp assistance program volunteers will assist applicants of the SNAP Food Stamp Program with the application process so that they will be able to purchase additional amounts of food to meet their family's nutritional needs. RSVP volunteers will also serve at HPH Hospice to offer companionship, read to hospice patients, run errands for patient family members, and offer respite care to family caregivers. They will also assist in service support activities such as the HPH thrift store. The volunteers serving at HPH Hospice will assist individual patients to remain in the comfort of their homes, rather than receive care in a nursing home or hospital. The CNCS federal investment of $83,355 will be supplemented by $41,677 in in-kind and cash match from the Citrus County Board of County Commission, and other non-profit sources.