Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services, Inc.
Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc., (KAFASI) a private, not-for-profit whose mission is to promote healthy aging, healthy families and a healthy community, has sponsored RSVP of Kenosha County since 1997.
Founded in 1969, KAFASI is the largest volunteer organization in the county, with nearly 1000 volunteers providing services to over 5000 older adults annually. Its programs offer services for the elderly to age in place. Healthy Futures will be our project's Primary Focus Area.
Of 586 RSVP volunteers, 264 will serve in our Primary Focus area, delivering meals, providing respite for caregivers, and providing transportation and companionship to the frail elderly through a network of 4 volunteer programs. At the end of the 3 year grant, 560 homebound elderly will have had hot meals delivered; 50 caregivers will have been provided with respite while their loved ones received companionship and activities; 300 elderly people will have been provided with rides; 120 homebound elderly will have been provided with companionship through home visits.
50 volunteers will serve in our Other Focus Area, Education, K-12 Success, mentoring at-risk K-8 students. 158 volunteers will have served at 70 organizations including hospitals, hospice, nursing homes, jails, literacy projects, museums.
The CNCS federal investment of $63,252 will be supplemented by $34,090 in non-federal resources.