City of Mitchell
An estimated 675 RSVP volunteers will serve South Central SD RSVP program. They will provide services to the community as well as seniors that will allow them to live independently longer and stay healthier through a network of 137 stations.
Our program will be directing its attention to the Healthy Futures Focus Area as its Primary Focus Area as well as the requests of the community. Input will be solicited from community members that have expertise representing law enforcement agencies, government agencies, senior groups, media, schools, academic partners, and people with disabilities, youth, and FGP/SCP and faith communities. A survey of RSVP grantees will be held to evaluate and better understand our impact in communities served and evaluate strategies for outreach and collaborations by the RSVP community participation group and staff. The survey will be conducted by the advisory council includes calls to volunteers and volunteer stations and gathering input for future planning and recruitment, evaluate strategies and outreach in the communities served by the program.
Food Security volunteers will be participating in meals on wheels, school meals programs and organizing food drives. These volunteers will be providing well balanced meals to those in need as well as provide support services. Volunteers mentoring youth will provide guidance and leadership to children. These volunteers will be tutoring school children in grades K-12 and young adults in a variety of academic subjects focusing on reading and writing. Community Policing/Community Patrol volunteers increase senior awareness and knowledge about crime issues in the community to insure a safer neighborhood.
At the end of the three-year grant, over 300 seniors will still be living independently and not in nursing homes, with the help of RSVP volunteers.
The CNCS federal investment of $71,579 will be supplemented by $37,824.