Shepherd's Center Central
Shepherd's Center Central of Kansas City (SCC) is a 40 year old nonprofit funded primarily by private community support. Its mission is to empower midlife and older adults to live healthy, engaged, and independent lives. Programs and services include Coming of Age Kansas City Metro, Coming of Age/RSVP Johnson County (RSVP Grantee), the Caregiver Institute, Medicare Counseling, Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitor, Grocery Shopper, and Adventures in Learning.
For fiscal year 2013, SCC projects 650 as the number of RSVP volunteers serving Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties in Missouri. Hereinafter, the new program name will be referred to as: Coming of Age/RSVP Kansas City (COA/RSVP KC). SCC is applying for an RSVP grant of $49,478, for fiscal year 2013 to serve Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties. Non federal funding to match this grant will be in the amount of $13,185.
RSVP stations/community partners comprise 40 nonprofit organizations, funded by local support and contributions, that are diverse and inclusive reflecting the populations they serve. In Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties RSVP volunteers will serve frail seniors, people 55+ who are homebound, and veterans and military families.
The primary focus area to be addressed by RSVP stations/community partners will be "Healthy Futures". The following stations/community partners and activities will address this priority focus area: Volunteers will provide food delivery through Northland Meals on Wheels and Clay County Senior Services; transportation at Shepherd's Center Northland; and respite care at North Kansas City, St. Luke's Northland and St. Luke's Hospitals. The community priority is capacity building addressed by a community volunteer program and Coming of Age Learning Lab. The "Stand Down" will address the other focus area of veterans and military families. The expected outcome will be increased food security, greater social interaction for homebound adults, respite for caregivers and better access to services for veterans and military families.