Wright County Community Action

Contact Information

130 Division St W
Maple Lake, MN 55358 - 4575
(320) 963-6500 225
FY 2017 RSVP Expansion Competition

Executive Summary

An estimated 200 RSVP volunteers will serve. Of this number, 115 RSVP volunteers will be placed in outcome assignments. Some of their activities will include providing transportation for older clients to and from medical appointments, assisting with Food Shelf production and management, delivering food to older community members, delivering and maintaining emergency food boxes, and assisting with program services such as tax preparation and budget counseling. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the three-year grant, RSVP volunteers will have helped 725 low-income or at-risk community members get back on their feet by providing various services throughout Wright County Community Action, Inc. The CNCS federal investment of $140,218 will be supplemented by at least $14,022 of in-kind contributions in year one, $28,044 of in-kind in year two and $42,065 worth of in-kind in the third year.

Wright County Community Action, Inc. (WCCA) was established in 1965 and has been in continuous service to Wright County, Minnesota communities by focusing on services that provide opportunities to those in the low-income sector. Our mission is "Working in partnership with the community to empower residents to improve their physical, social and economic well-being". We deliver a variety of services including Head Start, Early Head Start, VITA Tax Preparation, MnSure Navigation, WIC, Energy Assistance, Housing, Weatherization and a Food Shelf/Thrift Shop, which provides clothing and food security to our clients. WCCA has been focusing on what we are good at for the last 50 years but recently has implemented new initiatives that will better serve our clients and the entire community. We are developing a new strategic plan that will funnel our energy toward developing new services to blend with our existing programs in order to meet the needs of the impending Baby Boomer age wave and foster a comprehensive approach to community service. The RSVP program will be a crucial link in this strategy and will help us meet several demands within our service area.

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