Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg
The primary focus area for Clinton/Essex County RSVP is Healthy Futures, to foster the ability of senior citizens to maximize health and independence while aging in their own homes. We will pursue objectives in Healthy Futures by utilizing the skills and time of an estimated 205 volunteers. These volunteers will provide: veterans assistance, disaster preparedness educational programs/kits for residents in subsidized housing, transportation for frail elderly and disabled residents, health management through exercise programs, bill management assistance, financial exploitation prevention, home meal delivery, and relief from social isolation for visually impaired community members. Volunteers will provide these services through a network of approximately 70 stations/placement sites such as Essex County Veterans Administration Van Service, Clinton County Bill Management Assistance Service, Essex County Home Delivered Meal Program for the Elderly, Joint Council for Economic Opportunity Rural Transportation Program, Office for the Aging/Essex County Rural Transportation, Senior Citizens Council Tax-Aide Site, North East Radio Readers Service, Mercy Care of the Adirondacks Transportation Program, High Peaks Hospice, Hospice of the North Country, RSVP Osteoporosis Wellness Exercise Program, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Essex/Clinton Office of Emergency Services, and North Country Center for Independence. At the end of 3 years it is anticipated that 700 seniors and disabled residents will report they are able to able to live in their own homes because RSVP filled the gaps in needed community. The CNCS federal investment of $73,110 will be supplemented by $59,730 of non-federal funding.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Catholic Charities was established by an act of the New York State Legislature in 1017. Catholic Charities mission stands on the foundation of three concepts: Responding, Inviting and Empowering. Catholic Charities covers the eight (8) northern most counties of New York State. The agency is committed to providing services to the most vulnerable members of our community.