Kno Ho Co Ashland CAC
The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission (KHCA) has operated the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Knox, Holmes and Coshocton Counties for more than 40 years. KHCA is the preeminent social service agency in the area, providing a wide range of programs to low-income residents, including Home Weatherization Assistance, Home Energy Assistance, Health Services, affordable housing, homeless assistance, Head Start and many more.
KHCA maintains an accounting system that stresses the production of timely and accurate reports. The accounting department utilizes MIP accounting software. Financial statements are produced and distributed to the director as well as the President and the board of directors monthly. An independent single audit is conducted annually by Schneider Downs. Accounting staff members are afforded professional development training including software updates as they are released.
Key staff members devoting time to the RSVP program include:
Jamie Thomas RSVP Director
Pat Shryock RSVP Coordinator
Donna Denning VP, Operations
Mary Beckholt VP, Finance
J. Michael Stephens President
The RSVP program receives space in which to operate, equipment, supplies, accounting support, human resource services and other supportive services from KHCA and via in-kind contributions from the communities served. The program utilizes space in the Mount Vernon Development Center, the Coshocton County Senior Center and the Holmes County Senior Center. These space donations include utilities.
The federal funding for the KHCA RSVP program is $62,796. The non-federal funding is $26,913.
The KHCA RSVP program will serve 60 unduplicated volunteers at 14 worksites in Knox, Holmes and Coshocton Counties. Our primary focus area will be healthy futures which will enable older adults and individuals with a disability to receive food allowing them to live independently and provide individuals with emergency food resulting in increased food security for themselves and their children. A secondary KHCA RSVP focus area will be education and will provide mentoring/tutoring to K-12 public school students resulting in increased academic engagement of students. Another focus area will be veterans and families that will provide ceremonial honor guard service presented as the final tribute for those who have served the Nation. Finally, in the other community priorities RSVP volunteers will provide social contact and interaction with senior center participants and residents of long term care facilities throughout Knox, Holmes and Coshocton Counties resulting in improved quality of life.