Aging and Disability Resource Center of Portage County

Contact Information

1519 Water St
Stevens Point, WI 54481 - 3548
(715) 346-1409
RSVP 2014 Competition

Executive Summary

Portage County RSVP is the incumbent grantee with an estimated 557 RSVP volunteers that serve our community through placement at one or more of the 85 volunteer job stations with which RSVP has memorandums of understandings.

Some of their activities will include assisting seniors and disabled adults remain in their homes by: serving as driver/escorts eliminating the barrier that transportation often present seniors wishing to remain independent, preparing and delivering hot noon meals, leading classes and programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of seniors, tutoring students who are struggling with reading proficiency and mentoring at risk students encouraging positive choices and increased school engagement.

The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures which will engage 265 volunteers. At the end of the three year grant it is anticipated that; more than 30 volunteer driver/escorts will assist 275 seniors and disabled adults annually with transportation; more than 400 individuals will benefit from a hot home delivered meal prepared and delivered by 140 unduplicated volunteers and 186 total volunteers contributing to this effort; Health education and evidenced based programing shall be provided by 35 RSVP volunteer instructors benefiting at least 550 participants annually. Finally, 50 volunteers will provide tutoring to 125 students annually resulting in improved academic engagement in 80% of the students as measured by school records.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Portage County (ADRC) is the sponsoring organization and legal applicant for Portage County RSVP. ADRC is a department of county government its mission is to support seniors, and adults with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.

Portage County RSVP is requesting $83,644 of Federal funding annually with an additional $75,820 from the sponsoring agency ADRC to continue meeting this challenge and provide this opportunity to our seniors and community.

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