YWCA of McLean County

Contact Information

1201 N. Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL 61704 - 3619
(309) 662-0461 267
RSVP 2014 Competition

Executive Summary

SECTION A. An estimated 624 volunteers will serve in the RSVP of McLean County project. Some of their primary activities will include: Friendly Visiting which will have RSVP volunteers providing homebound and older adults companion care throughout McLean County; Food Bank Assistance at five (5) local food banks where RSVP volunteers will collect, package, and distribute food and verify eligibility; a Tutoring/Mentoring program (Smart Sprouts) where RSVP volunteers will assist children grades K-12 in after-school assistance to improve their school success; a Transportation program where RSVP volunteers will provide non-emergency transportation to seniors to assist them in living independently; and Access to Care where RSVP volunteers will distribute information on health, insurance, health care access and health benefits to over 2,460 McLean County residents (based on current local statistics). The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the three-year grant, through the efforts of the RSVP volunteers and program, 285 homebound or older adults & individuals with disabilities residing in McLean County will receive transportation that will assist them in living independently and 100 homebound seniors & individuals with disabilities will feel they have an increase in their social ties or perceived social support through friendly visits/companionship provided by RSVP volunteers. Based on current data obtained from the food banks/pantries that will have RSVP volunteers participating, 150,000 McLean County residents will receive emergency food distributions from food banks and food pantries. In addition, 177 school students will complete participation in the RSVP K-12 Smart Sprouts tutoring/mentoring program to improve their success in school. The CNCS federal investment of $58,133 will be supplemented by $79,000 of non-federal resources.

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