Semo Area Agency on Aging
Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, sponsor of RSVP of Pemiscot/New Madrid Counties since 1986, is a non-profit agency serving 18 counties. The mission of RSVP is to act as a mechanism in sustaining a strong infrastructure that meets critical social needs by connecting people who want to help others and by building community partnerships between RSVP and community service organizations whose united efforts benefits the communities within the service area.
Fifty (50) RSVP Volunteers will serve seniors, children, low income families and the disabled. Volunteers will provide transportation, tutor children, tax services, assist with food preparation and delivery, respond to disasters, and other needs through a network of 5 volunteer stations.
The Primary Focus Area of this project will be Healthy Futures. At the end of the 12 month performance period, 100 low income families will be served at food pantries and receive non-perishable food to help supplement their household; 600 individuals will receive access to companionship, telephone reassurance, transportation, and 471 homebound will receive a daily hot nutritionist meal five days a week
The CNCS federal investment of $32,642 will be supplemented by $50,036 non-federal resources and in-kind donations. RSVP has 197 unduplicated volunteers and 19 work stations. .