West Kentucky Allied Services, Inc.

Contact Information

33 Construction Rd
PO Box 736
Mayfield, KY 42066 - 6754
(270) 247-4046
FY 2017 RSVP Expansion Competition

Executive Summary

West Kentucky Allied Services, Inc. (WKAS), Community Action Agency was incorporated in 1976 to provide and promote services to low-income individuals and families within the eight Purchase Area counties in Western Kentucky. The initial purpose of starting such an agency was to seek out and work toward the delivery of services that were not being provided in the area by existing service Agencies. This private, non-profit corporation is managed by a tri-partite( third member) Board of

Directors. The Board consists of 1/3 public (elected officials), at least 1/3 low-income representatives, and no more than 1/3 from the private sector. Although, only a minimum amount of funds were available to start up the agency, it was incorporated just a few months when a new program called Project Independence became available to the Purchase Area.

West Kentucky Allied Services, was selected as the vendor for the Project Independence services which put the agency well on its way to becoming a Multi-Service delivery agency. Since that time the Agency has expanded and obtained a broad range of programs that have provided numerous services

to those in need. The agency has operated and continues to operate many successful Programs in the forty-one years since its inception on November 23,1976. The agency feels it would be a good prospect for the RSVP Purchase Area project .

An estimated 430 RSVP volunteers will serve for the first year. Some of their activities will include being stationed at local food banks to assist with food delivery, to provide companionship services, provide education regarding the prevention of elder abuse, dissemination of information about elder abuse, and also provide companionship for disabled veterans along with respite for all older Americans. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. In the CNCS Focus Area. At the end of the three year grant, we will have enrolled an estimate of 1290 volunteers and reached several outcomes such as; number of homebound or older adults and individuals with disabilities who reported having increased social ties/perceived social support,

The CNCS federal investment of $170,174.00 the annual federal grant amount or the requested amount., will

Be supplemented by $17018, the anticipated level of non-federal resources.

The overall project will only be made available in the following counties: KY-02 Ballard, KY-12 Calloway,

KY-13 Carlisle, KY-27 Fulton, KY-31 Graves, and KY-55 Marshall.

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