Community Services Council Brevard
An estimated 460 RSVP volunteers will serve with RSVP of Brevard. They will deliver meals, provide transportation for seniors and veterans, facilitate emergency food distribution, health education, tutoring for school-aged children, and support public safety through a network of 24 volunteer stations such as senior nutrition and transportation programs, food banks, community and school tutoring programs, public safety agencies and veteran focused projects. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the 12-month performance period, 150 clients receiving transportation services will report increased perception of social support. The CNCS federal investment of $89,099.00 will be supplemented by $39,047.00.
Community Services Council (dba Aging Matters In Brevard), as the sponsoring agency, is the largest multi-faceted non-profit senior serving agency in Brevard County, administering fourteen community-based programs. Incorporated in 1965, the mission of Community Services Council is to develop solutions to community problems and to promote and maintain independence, and maximize the quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Brevard has, since 1972, served as the largest volunteer mobilization organization in Brevard County. RSVP of Brevard will concentrate volunteer efforts in service activities which employ a measureable, results-oriented, hand up approach that has been well-proven to address social needs and community problems by providing clients with the means to leverage their existing resources and build upon skills and abilities in order to maintain or improve their quality of life and, ultimately, achieve sustained self-sufficiency.