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, The Caregiver Institute, Medicare Counseling, Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitor, Grocery Shopper, and Adventures in Learning.
For fiscal year 2013, SCC projects 334 as the number of RSVP Johnson County volunteers. In the Johnson County community RSVP volunteers will serve frail seniors, people 55+ who are homebound, veterans and military families, and children. The primary focus area to be addressed by RSVP stations will be "Healthy Futures". The following stations/community partners and volunteers will provide congregate meals at Shawnee Community Services; distribute food at Village Presbyterian Food Pantry and Catholic Charities of North East Kansas Food Pantry; food delivery at Shawnee Meals on Wheels; food distribution and transportation at Johnson County Human Services &Aging; respite care at Villa St. Francis, Lake View Village, Shawnee Mission Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The community priority is education addressed by Olathe Seniors Serving Schools. The "Stand Down" will address the other focus areas of veterans and military families, and the Coming of Age Learning Lab will provide capacity building for nonprofit organizations. The expected outcome will be increased food security, greater social interaction for homebound adults and caregivers; children able to reach their potential and better access to services for veterans and military families. RSVP stations/community partners are comprised of 29 nonprofit organizations, funded by local support and contributions, that are both diverse and inclusive in the population they serve. SCC is applying for an RSVP grant of $55,422 for fiscal year 2013 to serve Johnson County, Kansas Non federal funding to match this grant will be in the amount of $34,766.