Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Corporation

Contact Information

PO Box 7
#1 Industrial Park
Steeleville, IL 62288 - 1246
(618) 965-9523
RSVP 2014 Competition

Executive Summary

Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council has sponsored RSVP in Randolph, Monroe and Perry counties since 1974. Western Egyptian proposes to have an estimated 675 unduplicated volunteers serving in project activities at 85 volunteer stations. Volunteers will deliver home delivered meals for homebound senior citizens, provide emergency food to individuals and families at food pantries, lead exercise programs and present nutrition educations programs to senior citizens, provide counseling on Medicare, provide supportive living activities, companionship and transportation to senior citizens, provide access to blood pressure monitoring and immunizations, tutor K-12 and early childhood education programs, provide tax assistance, serve veterans and military families, and work in thrift shops, hospitals, museums, nursing homes, and non-profit agencies. Our Primary Focus Area is Healthy Futures. 11 of the 19 work plans are included in the Healthy Futures area and provide services in the areas of food delivery, transportation, companionship, food pantry support, access to health care, and nutrition education. Our anticipated outcomes are that homebound or older adults and individuals with disabilities will report having increased social ties/perceived social support, and individuals will report increased food security for themselves and their children. The CNCS federal investment of $60,176 will be supplemented with $33,521 of non-federal resources.

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