Carbon County Government
An estimated 160 RSVP volunteers will serve in Carbon County. They will provide healthy futures to families and individuals struggling to meet their daily needs, educate and mentor our youth, engage our veterans, provide economic opportunities for those who are struggling, protect our environment, perform outreach in disaster preparedness, build the capacity of local organizations to better serve the community, and fulfill other community priorities. They will do this through a network of 22 stations, including two Home Health Agencies, the Food Bank, Senior Center, three Elementary schools, the detention Center and Head Start. Additional sites include United Way, our Veterans Clinic, the recycling Coalition, Emergency Services office, Hospital, Museums, and Community Clothing Closet. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the three-year grant, 44 volunteers will have provided ongoing companionship to 100 homebound individuals extending the time they can remain independent in their own homes, provided respite for 40 families dealing with end of life care of their loved one, and provided over 400 families (monthly) with healthy, nutritious food, and education on extending their food dollar. The CNCS federal investment of $40,486 will be supplemented by $63,200 in local support.