Upper East TN Human Development Agency
The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. An estimated 270 RSVP volunteers will serve through a network of 17 meals sites in the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee (Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington Counties). RSVP volunteers will deliver hot, nutritious meals daily to 938 homebound elderly and disabled individuals to assist them in staying in their own homes.
An estimated 100 RSVP volunteers will serve in 15 community ministry sites such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Salvation Army, soup kitchens, commodity food distributions, and other community ministry outreach organizations helping to distribute food and other necessities to assist the low-income population to meet their food and household needs.
At the end of the 3 year performance period, 900 homebound or older adults and individuals with disabilities will be able to remain in their own homes and not be institutionalized and will report having increased social ties or perceived social support. 5,000 individuals will have increased food security of themselves and their children (household food security) as a result of CNCS supported services.
At the end of the three year grant period, we will have enrolled 40 RSVP volunteers to assist the local Veterans Administration and veterans organizations.
The CNCS federal investment of $52,312 will be supplemented by $16,420 local support and $13,682 in-kind office space.