City of Auburn
City of Auburn RSVP proposes to have 263 unduplicated volunteers addressing the needs of seniors, families, homeless, veterans and low income residents at 26 volunteer stations located throughout the City of Auburn and Cayuga County which include the Cayuga County Senior Nutrition Program, Senior Citizens Aid to Transportation (SCAT Van), and Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center. City of Auburn RSVP will address Healthy Futures as our Primary Focus Area. The focus objectives will enable RSVP to address the following community needs: the increase in the number of people looking to agencies and food pantries for food security; the need for specialized transportation for the disabled and senior citizens; support and services for seniors wanting to maintain an independent lifestyle; and providing respite and support for caregivers and their families. The time of the RSVP volunteers will be spent: staffing the area food pantries and soup kitchens, delivering healthy meals to homebound seniors, driving and escorting SCAT vans to provide needed transportation for the older and disabled population, providing companionship and social interaction for the older and disabled of the community, providing respite for the caregivers of the homebound, elderly, disabled and terminally ill.
City of Auburn RSVP anticipates the following outcomes: food pantry/soup kitchen clients will report that this assistance prevented them from going hungry and provided increased food security for themselves and their children. SCAT Van riders as well as seniors receiving meal assistance through home delivery or congregate meal sites will indicate that these services helped them maintain an independent lifestyle with increased social ties/perceived social support. Families of the homebound, elderly, disabled and terminally ill, will feel that their loved ones needs are being met while they receive some respite time to deal with other pressing issues as well as time to benefit from counseling.
The City of Auburn RSVP program will be supported by the CNCS funding of $27,499 and non-federal funding of $115,242 for the FY 2013 to 2014.