Volunteers of America, Dakotas

Contact Information

1309 W 51st St
PO Box 89306
Sioux Falls, SD 57109 - 9306
(605) 753-6808
FY 2015 RSVP Competition

Executive Summary

LEGAL APPLICANT AND ITS MISSION: Volunteers of America, Dakotas is a nonprofit spiritually based organization whose mission is to reach out to empower people of all ages to become healthier, self-sufficient, productive members of their communities.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

325 RSVP volunteers will serve. Their activities will include

Meal delivery to the homebound, seniors, and those with disabilities

Assisting seniors with access to Medicare through the SHIINE (Senior Health Information and Insurance Education) Program

Companionship to the homebound through a Friendly Callers program

Emergency food services (food pantries, food boxes, the backpack program for children) to increase food security for those in need

Mentoring children in K-12 schools

The OUTCOME to be measured is the number of seniors, homebound, and those with handicaps who have increased social support or perceived social support as a result of getting their meals delivered to them, thereby allowing them to continue living independently in their own homes.

The PRIMARY FOCUS AREA of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the three-year grant, at least 80 individuals with disabilities will have increased social support annually, which in turn will lead to them continuing to live independently in their own homes.

The CNCS federal investment of $113,750 will be supplemented by $50,566 in local funding.

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