Thames Valley Council for Community Action
TVCCA's Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Southern New London County, Windham and part of Tolland Counties proposes to have 333 RSVP volunteers actively serving by year end March 2016. The 333 is 90% of the number of volunteers listed in Appendix A, Connecticut Opportunity #6. TVCCA, is seeking the funding amount of $111,074. 127 volunteers will serve in the Primary Focus Area (38%) TVCCA's RSVP Primary Focus Area - Healthy Futures will support independent living by providing companionship and respite care, grocery shopping assistance and Meals on Wheels delivery for frail seniors and caregivers of homebound seniors and will have 67 of the 127 volunteers serving in these outcome based performance measures workplans. The areas to be served will be located in Southern New London County Windham and a part of Tolland County.
Through a network of approximately 56 volunteers stations with signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) the RSVP will assign volunteers to serve in activities that align with the primary focus areas , other focus areas, Capacity Building and the community Priority area. Volunteer stations will include: Adult Day Care; Chamber of Commerce; Community Development Non Profits; Congregate/Meals on Wheels; Day Care/Pre Elementary;Elementary; Food Banks/Gleaning Programs; Head Start; Hospitals; Multi-Purpose/Senior Centers; Non Head Start (education focused); Parks /Recreational Agencies; Service Organizations; Public School; Thrift Shop; and Total number of Faith based Stations.
The CNS federal investment of $111,074 will be supplemented by ongoing funding proposals to the Connecticut Department of Social Services; Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging; the City of New London; the United Way of South Eastern Connecticut; and local foundations such as the Pfizer Foundation, Connecticut Light & Power, etc.