BENEFITING: VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF IOWA
We need your help today! Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa's Foster Grandparent and the Senior Companion programs (also known as “Senior Corps” programs) provide compassionate support, assistance and understanding to children and homebound adults.
We're asking for financial support to bridge a finanical gap that was not anticipated. Community support is vital, as federal grants only cover a portion of the program costs. Please make a donation to help bridge this gap?
Senior Corps programs recruit and train adults 55 years of age and older who meet low-income guidelines, offering them meaningful volunteer experiences while earning tax-free stipends. Volunteers are placed in one-on-one relationships to provide supportive services. Foster Grandparent volunteers are matched with at-risk youth in schools to help students stay on track and succeed academically. Senior Companion volunteers are matched with homebound, chronically ill adults to help them maintain their independence in their own homes.
The Senior Corps programs:
- work with over 600 at-risk youth in day care and school settings, providing moree than 80,000 hours of support.
- partner with more than 40 day care centers and schools to support at-risk youth.
- provide companionship, transportation assistance and respite care to more than 350 homebound, chronically ill adults annually.
- provide 120 low-income adults with tax-free stipends that they use to pay for medications, maintain their automobiles or pay property taxes on their homes.
Senior Corps programs increase the quality of life of older Iowans by providing financial support to help cover their basic needs. In addition, at-risk youth have one-on-one support to grow, develop and dream.
Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa relies on generous support to ensure children and homebound adults receive the support they need. Senior Corps programs only exist through strong and committed partnerships with the communities where children and clients are served. Please help support at-risk children and older adults with your gift today.