RSVP of Daviess County Indiana, Inc.
An estimated 186 Daviess County Indiana RSVP senior volunteers will help their communities in the CNCS area of Healthy Futures during the grant period 4/1/2013 through 3/31/2016. They will serve in a variety of jobs including working at the local food pantries, preparing shelf stable meals for distribution, offering transportation and companionship to homebound seniors, and distributing health related information and services. We have included Healthy Futures work plans for Food Security, Access to Care, and Aging in Place. By the end of this grant period, RSVP volunteers will provide services to increase the level of healthy food to 750 families and transportation and companionship services for 100 homebound elderly and disabled adults. Volunteers will provide information related to health care, health costs, and healthy living. They will staff hotlines to help local residents.
Outcome based measures will show that the work of RSVP Volunteers contributed to increased food security for 200 low income families, and increased social ties or perceived social support for 30 homebound elderly or disabled clients. Additional activities will support the CNCS priorities of Economic Opportunity, Environmental Stewardship, and Veterans and Military Families. Also addressed is Capacity Building. Community priorities will continue to be addressed based on local needs assessments.
The CNCS federal investment of $56,830 will be supplemented by $46,488 in local funds generated by a community that values the volunteer services of our members.