Asian American Center of Frederick

Contact Information

1080 W Patrick St
Ste 16
Frederick, MD 21703 - 3971
(717) 387-2125
FY 2015 RSVP Competition

Executive Summary

An estimated 336 RSVP volunteers will serve. Some of their activities will include providing older adults with housing services, transportation services for various health and social needs, and meal delivery services in order to help them age healthily and independently in place; providing translation services for ethnic minorities to facilitate their access to healthcare services; offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) to help them find jobs; and providing transportation to veterans to increase their access to health services. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures including "Age in Place," "Access to Care," and "Obesity and Food." At the end of the three-year grant, 109 older adults will receive meal delivery 5 times a week, with another 100 receiving transportation and 500 receiving housing services. Fifty volunteers will receive training for health education, with another 600 clients receiving health related coaching services, 200 LEP clients receiving translation services at clinics and emergency rooms, and 4,500 receiving health-related information. Fifty eligible clients will receive food from community gardens and another 100 for additional food to help alleviate long-term hunger. Eighty veterans will get transportation services for their medical appointments and 150 veteran members will receive transportation and health education services for the community health fair. Eighty LEP clients will receive ESL classes for better job opportunities. Volunteers will help local organizations to recruit 150 new volunteers, manage 250 of them and train another 300. The CNCS federal investment of $ 117,445 will be supplemented by $ 12,971 for the first year and a total of $77,826 for three years.

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