Westbay Community Action, Inc.

Contact Information

224 Buttonwoods Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886 - 7541
(401) 732-4660
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2013

Executive Summary

The RI (Rhode Island) Vet Corps Project at Westbay Community Action, Inc. (Westbay) is expected to improve access to available resources for 3,000 Rhode Island veterans over the 3 year program. The RI Vet Corps program will include 3 full time AmeriCorps members and 14 part time members. AmeriCorps members will provide outreach and counseling with the goal of linking veterans to available services throughout Rhode Island. Eight Community Action Programs (CAPs) will form the platform for this activity. AmeriCorps members will also mentor veterans participating in the Rhode Island Veterans Mentor program, an alternative treatment program for veterans serving a sentence or awaiting trial. The RI Vet Corps program will start July 1, 2013 and end June 30, 2016. The CNCS investment of $133,000 will be matched with $95,910. At the end of the three-year program, the expected performance outcomes will be: 1,200 veteran clients that have been assisted through coaching and counseling and 15 veteran clients assisted through mentoring will have increased self-sufficiency by progressing by at least one step in 50% of the applicable categories in Client Track.

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