Veterans Volunteers In Partnership (Veterans VIP) Program
Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program Inc. expanded its services to include a dedicated Veteran’s program to help make a difference in the lives of the Veterans we serve. We offer support and assistance to our Veterans in need, and we recruit Veterans to volunteer to help other seniors and Veterans. Additionally, RSVP assists Veterans by providing suicide prevention and awareness resources.
To Our Veterans:
We want Veterans to know that there is help. We honor your service and have trained volunteers who can lead you to the resources you need and answer questions related to:
- Veterans benefits and eligibility
- Help with paperwork
- Referrals for housing, employment, suicide prevention and awareness, and other issues
- Continuing your education
- Volunteer opportunities
RSVP’s direct service programs allow Veteran seniors the support to remain in their own homes independently. This is made possible by the help of our trained volunteers.
- Home Companion
- RSVP’s CARE Law Program
- Respite Care
- Phillips Lifeline and Freedom Alert
- Homemaker Services
- RSVP’s Farmer’s Market Coupons
- Resistance Exercise Program
RSVP’s Veterans VIP Program is a collaboration with numerous groups dedicated to assisting Veterans. Below is a sample of ways we work together to help our Vets:
- We partner with the Carson City Sherriff’s Office to provide wellness checks, emergency medical transportation and a referral system for homeless and needy Veterans. Nevada Appeal Article
- The VIP Program has an Agreement with Nye Communities Coalition to share RSVPs handicapped-accessible vehicle to drive veterans to much needed services and link up with programs in surrounding rural areas that address the needs of veterans such as medical appointments, veterans resource centers, veterans outreach programs and veterans workshops.
- RSVP AmeriCorps VISTA members participated in the Point in Time Initiative and assisted in counting homeless Veterans in Carson City. One female homeless Veteran was identified, and has subsequently been placed in permanent housing.
- RSVP worked with the general public, local FISH (friends in service helping) and the local Rotary Club to gather items for homeless Veterans as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service in 2017. Items such as blankets, gloves, toiletries, hats, basic hygiene items were collected and distributed to WAVE (welcome all vets everywhere) and at the local Resource Fair for homeless Veterans at the community center.
- RSVP supports Veterans and community members with suicide prevention and awareness training. In partnership with the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention, we hosted an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Suicide prevention training in March 2017.
- Click here for the Office of Suicide Prevention http://suicideprevention.nv.gov/Training/