RSVP of Boulder and Broomfield Counties
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities
Boulder County CareConnect's (formerly RSVP of Boulder County) mission is to promote the security, comfort and independence of seniors and adults with disabilities. For the past 40 years Boulder County CareConnect (BCCC) has been expertly managing the RSVP program - a vital resource to seniors and all residents in our community! This is a banner that BCCC is proud to fly. In 2012, BCCC was honored with a site visit from the Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer. Ms. Spencer spent more than an hour with staff and volunteers and was highly complementary of the RSVP program. She recognized BCCC for 40 years of commitment to community needs and "tweeted" about the visit that evening!
With BCCC's continued management of the RSVP program an estimated 750 RSVP volunteers will serve the community. They will provide housing, nutrition, education, transportation, financial literacy, access to healthcare and companionship through a network of 80 volunteer sites. These organizations include housing and human services, healthcare agencies, food pantries, aging services, shelters, schools and libraries. The primary focus of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the three-year grant, 400 RSVP volunteers will have provided 3,400 homebound seniors or older adults and individuals with disabilities with services that increase social ties and support. The CNCS federal investment of $80,964 will be supplemented by $83,572 in non-federal resources.
BCCC was founded as Boulder County RSVP Board Inc. in 1972. At that time Broomfield was part of Boulder County. The organization changed names in 2010 to better reflect the variety of services and programs offered throughout the counties. For forty years BCCC has supported thousands of low-income seniors and adults with disabilities in maintaining their independence. BCCC's unique programs and services help seniors and adults with disabilities avoid isolation and early institutionalization. It is estimated that more than 100,000 clients have benefited from BCCC's volunteer-powered services.