Burlington Housing Authority
Burlington Housing Authority (BHA) is the Sponsoring Agency for Alamance County RSVP. Formed in 1967, BHA's mission is to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for persons of low income, including families and elderly, handicapped and/or disabled persons. The goals of the agency are to assist in the development, financing or operation of low-income housing and providing supportive services necessary for persons to enjoy academic, economic, and quality of life success.
We propose to recruit 100 unduplicated, RSVP volunteers: 70 under the Primary Focus Area of Education, serving as tutors and mentors for at-risk children and youth at 15 volunteer stations including schools and community-based after-school programs; and 30 under Healthy Futures, providing respite for 30 plus caregivers of the elderly and/or disabled in their homes.
Tutoring programs will work in partnership with the Alamance-Burlington School System and community after-school programs to address literacy, ESL and math. We will strive for an 85% success rate in End of Grade testing success each year.
Mentoring programs will target at-risk youth, encouraging them to attend school and avoid gang activity. Our partners will be the Department of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention division, local schools and law enforcement. Our goals are to reduce gang involvement and increase school attendance by 75%.
Caregiver respite programs will enable the elderly and/or disabled, including veterans, to remain living at home by providing respite for their primary caregivers. Relieving caregiver stress has been proven to prevent institutionalization of loved ones. Our partners will be: ElderCare, the provider of caregiver services through Community Block grant funding; for-profit Care services; senior services providers and our regional Caregiver Specialist.
The CNCS federal investment of $77166.00 for this RSVP program will be supplemented by $33628.00 (30.4% match) from BHA.