Contact Information

117 S 2nd St
PO Box 497
Augusta, AR 72006 - 2309
(870) 347-3396
FY 2015 RSVP Competition

Executive Summary

ARcare is a private not-for-profit corporation developed in 1986 to meet the primary health needs of all residents in its service area and is the sponsor organization of ARcare RSVP. The mission of ARcare is HEALTH FOR ALL with a focus on customer health, community health, employee health, and organizational health. ARcare has successfully managed CNCS grants for eight years placing volunteers age 55+ in identified stations to meet resident needs and use the skills of the volunteers.

An estimated 519 RSVP volunteers will serve Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, and St. Francis Counties in Arkansas. This RSVP proposed service area is a new area for ARcare RSVP. According to the USDA, Arkansas seniors rank 1st, Arkansas children rank 7th, and Arkansas as a whole ranks 2nd in the nation for food insecurity. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures and other areas of Disaster and Other Community Needs. Volunteer activities for this project will include partnering with state and local programs to: 1) provide home-delivered meals to homebound/ older adults or disabled individuals, 2) provide support, services, education, and/or referrals to low-income, unemployed or underemployed individuals and families to alleviate long-term hunger, 3) receive disaster assistance training, and 4) work in short-term or specific projects to meet other community needs. Anticipated outcomes to be achieved by the end of the three-year grant period are as follows: 1) number of individuals receiving home-delivered meals reporting increased social ties/perceived social support allowing them to remain living independently, 2) increased number of individuals reporting food security of themselves and household members due to provided support, services, education, and/or referrals to alleviate long-term hunger, 3) the number of persons participating in disaster preparedness training, and 4) the volunteers me the need of the community activity or project. The Corporation for National and Community Service federal investment of $62,683 will be supplemented by $6,269 grantee in-kind.

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