Rockland Community College
Rockland Community College, the legal applicant for this grant, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC and has been RSVP's sole sponsor for 39 years. For the proposed grant period, an estimated 499 unduplicated volunteers will serve citizens of Rockland County by performing activities aligned with four of the Federal Focus Areas. Our Primary Focus Area, Healthy Futures, will be supported by the following activities: Health/Coaching, Medical Transportation, Increasing Food Security/Pantry Support, Companionship, Respite, Distribution of Health Information, & Food Delivery to the Homebound & Disabled. Activities serving other Focus Areas are: Tutoring (K-12), Helping Young Mothers, Adult Education/ESL, Garnering Cash Donations, Respite and Leveraging In-Kind donations. Other Community Priorities volunteers will serve as Ombudsmen, Advisory Council members, NAMI-FAMILYA Peer Counselors, Docents, Hospital Support Volunteers, Clowns/Entertainers, Administrative Assistants & Community Supported Agriculture Volunteers. A network of 90 Volunteer Stations will serve as placement sites including: Meals on Wheels, Hospice, Good Samaritan, Summit Park Nursing/Rehabilitation Center, Helen Hayes and Nyack Hospitals, Rockland County Departments of Health/Sheriff/Archives/Hospitals, six school districts and many assisted living facilities/nursing homes. At the end of the 12-month performance period, the following outcomes are expected in our Primary Focus Area: homebound, older adults and individuals with disabilities will receive food, access to medical transportation as well as in-home support and companionship that allow them to live independently; households will have increased food security; caregivers will receive respite services assuring an increase in their social ties / perceived social support. The CNCS federal investment of $77,834 will be supplemented by $368,789 in non-federal resources.