WestCare Foundation, Inc.

Contact Information

900 Grier Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89119 - 3701
(702) 385-2090
Commission AmeriCorps State Fixed Amount Grants FY 2012

Executive Summary

WestCare Nevada, Inc., part of the national WestCare Foundation, Inc. network of nonprofit behavioral health services organizations, will engage U.S. Military Veterans and members of military families to serve in 10 full-time AmeriCorps positions as Peer Support Specialists. Service provided by AmeriCorps Members will directly meet behavioral health needs of 400 Nevada veterans served in WestCare programs in Las Vegas, Pahrump and Reno. Members will assist with the service delivery of enhanced recovery support services directly to WestCare clients; work to build the capacity of WestCare to develop state-wide reaching initiatives for veterans and military families; and update and implement a volunteer recruitment and retention plan for WestCare in Nevada to increase volunteerism by 20% (20 new volunteers and 500 volunteer service hours). WestCare will measure impact through CNCS's National Performance Measures in the Veterans and Military Families and Capacity Building priority areas. WestCare Nevada is requesting a CNCS fixed price investment of $128,020.

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