Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc.

Contact Information

705 South 5th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807 - 4705
(812) 232-1264 222
FY 2015 RSVP Competition

Executive Summary

The legal agency name is Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc. Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc. is a non-profit organization, established through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. WICAA sponsors a variety of programs and is funded through federal, state and local sources. The governing Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the public, private and low-income sectors of the communities we serve. Our Agency's mission is, to plan, implement, or cause to be implemented, comprehensive services to the economically disadvantaged, the elderly, and the physically and mentally challenged. Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc. will advocate for and strive to alleviate conditions of poverty, improve living conditions, and provide access to health care and social services to families and individuals in need within the service area. All our endeavors pursued with the client in mind, never forgetting the value of every human being or the importance of our responsibility to the public we serve.

The WICAA RSVP proposes to support 150 RSVP volunteers. RSVP volunteers will provide but not limited to one of the following service activities: alleviate food insecurity, build wheelchair ramps, provide tax counseling, and provide service to Veteran's through a network of veterans organizations and the reduction of waste at an aluminum recycling center. Our major projects anticipated outcomes, as expanded upon in the work plans are to increase seniors ability to remain in their homes with the same or improved quality of life for as long as possible; to help increase access to nutritious food by reducing food insecurity and responding to food emergencies; provide transportation for Veterans to appointments, job searching, trainings and be valuable resource guides. The CNCS annual federal investment of $27,246 will be supplemented by $11,683 in non-federal resources.

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