West Texas Rehabilitation Center
An estimated 280 volunteers will serve through the Big Country RSVP program, with 104 serving in the Primary Focus Area, Healthy Futures. They will serve in two objectives under the Healthy Future Focus Area -- Aging in Place and Obesity and Food. They will: deliver food to the homebound and/or older adults and individuals with disabilities; provide telephone reassurance/companionship to homebound and/or older adults and individuals with disabilities; and serve in food banks and at food pantries. This service will be provided through 10 placement sites: Meals on Wheels Plus, Jones and Callahan County Home Delivered Meals, Food Bank of West Central Texas, Area Agency on Aging Telephone Reassurance, Abilene Baptist Social Ministries,Mesa Springs, and Clyde, Hawley and Jones Centers. At the end of the three-year grant period 200 homebound or older adults and individuals with disabilities will receive food, transportation or other services that allow them to live independently and 120 individuals will receive support, services, education and/or referrals to end long-term hunger.