Westbay Community Action, Inc.

Contact Information

224 Buttonwoods Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886 - 7541
(401) 732-4666 154
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities

Executive Summary

An estimated 585 RSVP volunteers will serve at the Westbay Community Action Program (Westbay) in a network of 83 different stations. They will perform, among others, the following service activities: food delivery and companionship at meals on wheels programs and at senior centers, companionship services through the Friendly Visitors Program and military veterans mentoring other veterans. The Primary Focus area of the Westbay RSVP project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the 12-month performance period, the following outcomes will have been achieved: 1,620 homebound or older adults and individuals will report, by survey, having increased social ties/perceived social support; this program goal includes 82 veterans. The service stations will be primarily located in Kent County, Rhode Island; although some will be located in Providence County and Washington County, both of which are adjacent to Kent County. As a community action program, Westbay provides comprehensive human services to this population with a full time staff of 65 employees and 26 case managers. Westbay will integrate many RSVP stations into its service platform.

The CNCS federal investment of $77,706 will be supplemented by $49,863 in matching funds from Westbay.

The Veterans and Military Families focus area will be advanced through the Veteran Mentor Program, which will assist veterans involved in the criminal justice system. RSVP volunteer mentors will offer mentoring and referral assistance to veterans that are participating in an alternative sentencing project. Westbay expects 7 RSVP veterans to participate at this workstation. Westbay's RSVP program will have an expected 40 veterans participating at other workstations throughout the program. These veterans will become members of the RI Vet Corps, a project started by Westbay this year. RSVP veterans who volunteer for the Corps will be trained with the latest information on veterans' services. The RSVP veterans will then act as mentors and referral agents for fellow veterans.

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