The Independent Living Center, Inc.
The Independent Living Center, Inc. (TILC) received funding to operate the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) from CNCS in 2010. Since 2010, TILC staff members have learned a great deal about the program and have worked with mentor agencies to better understand coordinating an effective volunteer program. In the past eight months, TILC's RSVP Coordinator has instituted new policies and procedures to ensure the long term success of not only the Southwest Missouri RSVP but of the volunteer programs for our volunteer stations. We believe that our entire community relies on effective volunteer services, especially in the wake of the Joplin tornado. We are confident that the policies and procedures that we have implemented coupled by the volunteer spirit of our community will lead to continued success. We are excited about the new volunteer opportunities we are working on and we have gained support from several community organizations that are also very excited about being a part of this program.
We anticipate having 300 unduplicated volunteers serving southwest Missouri. The populations that the volunteers will serve include: Veterans, children, people with disabilities, elderly, and families from poverty situations. The Primary Focus Area is Healthy Futures with home bound meals for seniors and people with disabilities as the primary service line. Locations for service activities are throughout the entire service area and include the Area Agency on Aging and area senior centers. Currently, we have eight total volunteer stations, some of which have multiple sites. The overall expected results include healthier life styles, reduction in family stress, and improved nutrition for vulnerable populations. Results are detailed further in the application.
The Federal funding level for this program is $32,126.00 of a total budget of $46,109, or 69.7% of the budget for SW MO RSVP is from Federal funding. The non-Federal funding for this program is $13,983 or 30.3%.