City of San Bernardino
An estimated 296 RSVP volunteers will serve in the area of disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and/or recovery through the Transportation Assistance Program (TAP), Friendly Visitors, Personal Assistance League (PAL), You Are Not Alone (YANA), Senior Nutrition, Senior Programing, Job training and/or skill development, and Veterans Service Programs. There is a network of 19 volunteer stations such as the Inland Empire American Red Cross, Office of Emergency Services Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, 5th Street Senior Center, Perris Hill Senior Center, Highland Senior Center, Hinkley Senior Center, Senior Community Services Employment, San Bernardino Employment Training Agency (SBETA), Victorville California Highway Patrol (CHP), Hesperia Sheriff's Department Equestrians on Patrol (EOP), City of San Bernardino Senior Nutrition Program, Redlands Senior Nutrition Program, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW's), the American Legion, and Loma Linda Veterans Affairs. The primary focus area of this project is Disaster Services. At the end of the 12-month performance period, RSVP Volunteers in Community Priorities will provide 10,000 hours in support to the Victorville CHP, Hesperia Sheriff Department EOP, City of San Bernardino Senior Nutrition, Redlands Senior Nutrition, and Community Hospital of San Bernardino. One Hundred Twenty Five (125) Volunteers in the focus area of disaster services will provide 18,000 hours in disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and/or recovery. Five (5) volunteers will provide an output of job training or skills development for 60 unduplicated economically disadvantaged individuals who will finish the programs for which they are enrolled. Fifteen (15) of the unduplicated economically disadvantaged individuals who will finish the programs, for which they are enrolled, will be hired in a new job as a result of job training services provided. In Healthy Futures, 50 volunteers at 7 Volunteer Stations will provide services to 100 homebound or older adults with companionship and transportation, for at least one hour per week, which will allow them to continue to live independently. Seventy-Five (75) of those individuals participating in the programs provided will report having increased social ties or perceived social support through a survey completed each year. Twenty-Two (22) RSVP Volunteers will volunteer 12,672 hours per year at 11 volunteer stations providing other community-based activities to veterans and/or military families. The CNCS federal investment of $47,310 will be supplemented by $ 46,660.