Dodge City Community College
An estimated 200 RSVP volunteers will serve homebound, older adults and individuals with disabilities, veterans, children and seniors. They will provide companionship, food delivery, and transportation, educate seniors on the importance of oral health care, plan for disaster, support military personnel serving away from home, tutoring, assisting service organizations to serve clients, and recruit community volunteers through a network of 55 stations such as dialysis faculty, local hospital, senior centers, senior housing facilities, chamber, bookcase project, meal sites, service organizations -- Salvation Army, Red Cross, Ambucs, local theater, library, schools, museums, churches, veteran organizations, hospice and other volunteer organizations.
The primary focus area of this project is Health Futures with 50% of the volunteers serving in aging in place and access to care activities, tracking the number of participants. Forty-five percent will be providing outcome data on homebound and older adults and individuals with disabilities who report having increased social ties/perceived social support.. At the end of the three-year grant 170 individuals will be served by 90 unduplicated volunteers.
The CNCS federal investment of $23,471.00 will be supplemented by $43,312.00 of non-federal funding, cash and in-kind.