Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services

Contact Information

110 East Laurel Blvd.
Pottsville, PA 17901 - 2521
(570) 622-3103 1752
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities

Executive Summary

Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services

CNCS Grant Amount: $46,553

Local match: $58,788

RSVP of Schuylkill County will place a total of 375 volunteers and will engage an anticipated 172 of those in the primary focus area of Healthy Futures. Volunteers will increase social supports by providing support services for older adults and persons with disabilities who want to remain living independently in their homes. Volunteers will provide medical transportation, companionship, respite services, meal delivery, grocery shopping, minor home repairs and links to additional services. Additionally, volunteers will improve access to health insurance and health benefits by staffing the Medicare hotline, providing comparisons and outreach during open enrollment. They will also facilitate increased food security by providing support staff for food banks/pantries.

Volunteers will provide these services in the primary focus area through 4 multi-functional, broad based volunteer stations including: Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services, Schuylkill Community Action, Diakon Community Services for Seniors and Service Access Management.

Additional activities provided in other focus areas will include tutoring students in public schools to achieve academic success, helping to provide marketable job skills for job placement through tutoring adult literacy, math and ESL, setting up and staffing shelters during times of emergency, assisting at VITA tax sites and providing capacity building support to agencies raising needed funds for direct consumer services. Volunteers will also provide assistance to local non-profit organizations to help them meet their missions through providing a myriad of direct and support service activities. These volunteers will serve in a network of an additional 25 volunteer stations.

Award Information

Application ID: 13SR143457
CNCS Award Amount:
CNCS Grant Number: 13SRAPA003
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