Northwest Community Services Agency
Northwest RSVP (NWRSVP), sponsored by Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency, Inc since 1973 covers the counties of Ashland, Bayfield and Iron in Northwestern Wisconsin. An estimated 336 NWRSVP volunteers will provide the following services: distribute information regarding food stamps, medical assistance, social security, and other social assistance programs; participate in distribution of food items at food pantries; deliver food to elderly and home bound individuals through Meals on Wheels; provide transportation to medical appointments, shopping and other destinations; engage in companionship with lonely individuals in need of assistance; perform outreach for disaster preparedness; assist VITA sites; provide in school tutoring; provide hands on support in Head Start classrooms; manage and recruit volunteers; garner donations; support blood drives by providing volunteers and leadership; helping at a variety of community priority sites.
Through a network of 48 volunteer stations including aging units, food pantries, VITA sites, museums, and thrift shops, NWRSVP volunteer work toward fulfilling the goals set forth by the Corporation for National and Community Service grant.
The primary focus area of NWRSVP is Healthy Futures. At the end of the 12 month performance period: 232 individuals will report increased food security; 113 individuals with disabilities will have increased social support
Services provided by NWRSVP will serve children, frail seniors, veterans, low income individuals/families and many other members of the community within the Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron County area of Northwest Wisconsin. The CNCS federal investment of $43,759 will be supplemented by $26,460 in non federal resources.