Clackamas County Social Services
Clackamas County Social Services (CCSS), on behalf of Clackamas County Volunteer Connection, submits this application to CNCS for funding of Clackamas County RSVP, hereinafter referred to as RSVP. CCSS is dedicated to helping people in need live with self-reliance and independence and offers many opportunities for county residents to be socially engaged. For seniors and people with disabilities, as well as low income residents and veterans, CCSS offers many programs that support social service solutions in the community and provides people with the information and resources they need to be healthy and safe. CCSS strongly believes that volunteer programs have a positive impact on the agency's ability to enhance the social services available in the community.
Over the next three years, the scope of the RSVP project will be based on "Healthy Futures" as the primary focus area, with Economic Opportunity and Education as secondary focus areas, and service to Veterans and Military Families interwoven into each of the three areas. A minimum of 300 unduplicated RSVP volunteers will be supported in their efforts to meet the needs identified in each focus area through a set of strategic work plans at 20 volunteer stations. At the end of each performance period, RSVP will demonstrate increases in the outcomes/outputs for each area of focus. In the Healthy Futures focus area, RSVP will exhibit increases by up to 10% in the following areas: the number of homebound older adults and individuals with disabilities receiving food, transportation, or other services that allow them to live independently; the number of individuals who receive emergency food from food banks, food pantries, or other nonprofit organizations; and the number of clients to whom information on health insurance, health care access, and health benefits programs is delivered. The CNCS federal investment of $61,137 will be supplemented by $26,205 from the local sponsor.