Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Contact Information

4152 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119 - 5941
(985) 674-0488
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities

Executive Summary

* Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans * For over 100 years, our mission has been to touch lives and build community through service. * 340 volunteers - $90,883 * Primary Focus Area -- Healthy Futures -- 94 Volunteers -- Fifty seniors in St. Tammany Parish will remain independent thanks to food delivery, transportation, companionship, financial literacy training, and the prevention of elder abuse. The RSVP Project will also help the community through food bank services. According to St. Tammany Parish Needs Assessment Plan, seniors often miss doctor's visits due to lack of transportation. Volunteers will take seniors and people with disabilities to and from doctor's appointments using their personal cars. Outcome -- 90% of survey respondents will report they were able to remain independent due to RSVP volunteer transportation. * Other Community Need Priorities -- 70 Volunteers -- Volunteers will serve 24,000 hours at three hospitals in St. Tammany Parish. They will greet patients at a front desk, visit patients to provide comfort, and escort patients to their rooms. * Other Focus Areas and Capacity Building -- 176 Volunteers -- Volunteers will serve in the areas of Education, Veterans and Military Families, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Stewardship, and Capacity Building. In the area of Education, volunteers will tutor children one-on-one through Lyon Elementary's Helping One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) program. Outcome -- After one school year, 75% of students will show reading improvement through a test of their teacher's choosing.

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