Nortex Regional Planning Commission
RSVP of North Texas, sponsored by Nortex Regional Planning Commission, has served eleven counties (Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger and Young) in North Texas for the past 13 years. An estimated 184 volunteers will serve through RSVP with 95 unduplicated volunteers serving in the primary focus area. They will serve frail, low income, homebound or disabled individuals/those suffering from life threatening health issues, and uninsured individuals qualifying for Health and Human Service (HHS) programs at 8 worksites: meals on wheels, food pantries, Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) immunization branches, and the Area Agency on Aging/RSVP's Telephone Reassurance Program.
The primary focus area being addressed is Healthy Futures (H8 Aging in Place, H11 Obesity and Food and H2 Access to Care). RSVP Volunteers will volunteer at meals on wheels sites serving homebound individuals, serve at food pantry pick up sites, and distribute information regarding HHS programs at TDSHS immunization clinics, as well as participate in a telephone reassurance program.
Annually 79 RSVP volunteers will serve at 6 meals on wheels and food pantry sites serving an average of 585 homebound, older adults and/or individuals with disabilities monthly, of which 90 will report having increased social ties/perceived social support and 100 will report increased food security.
Annually 6 RSVP Telephone Reassurance volunteers will serve through the Area Agency on Aging, calling an average of 40 homebound, older adults, and individuals with disabilities monthly of which 30 will report having increased social ties/perceived social support.
Annually 10 RSVP volunteers will serve at TDSHS immunization clinics throughout the area distributing information on HHS programs to 250 uninsured families.
These outcomes will be achieved through the efforts of 95 unduplicated RSVP volunteers. The CNCS federal investment of $31,220.00 will be supplemented by $25,557.00 in non-federal resources. ($16,910.00 State Grant and $8,647.00 local funds.)