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Community Assesment

Mohawk ValleyCommunity Action Agency conducts a comprehensive community-wide assessment every 3 years with an update done annually.  Please click on the link below to view these documents:

3-Year Overall Assessment:   UserFiles/File/Community Assessment 2012-2015.pdf

February 2014 Update:   UserFiles/File/Community Assessment Update 13-14.pdf


 

 

 
 
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a
Volunteer
With MVCAA
 
CENTER CITY RECREATION
The Center City Recreation Program, in Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, is now a part of Cornhill. For the time being, CCR is largely a recreation program. With the help of volunteers like you, it will grow into a true community center. CCR needs volunteers Monday – Thursday for games and recreation, computers, tutoring, homework and more. We also need help for our Friday Adventure Series of field trips and special presentations. Get on board and help your community today! 
 
Join us in your neighborhood, one day a week or four days a week. Our youngsters need your talents and support in helping them to grow.
 
For more information about the program and to volunteer, Call 624-9930
 
 
VOLUNTEER HOST HOME FAMILIES
 
Since 1984 the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program has relied on the generosity of the Interim Volunteer Host Home Families.  Host Families open their hearts and their homes to youth in crisis.  They provide temporary shelter, food and a warm, nurturing atmosphere.  Although the program can house youth for up to 30 days, the average stay in a Host Home is 2-5 days (this is the individual decision of each youth).  The Host Family provides supervision of the youth when he/she is not in school or with staff.  The Host Home provides a safety net for youth while staff works to reunite the family and stabilize critical issues.
 
Any interested OneidaCounty family will be considered for participation, regardless of economic standing or family composition (single adult households are a welcome addition to the program). A family's initial interview with Runaway & Homeless Youth staff is informal and is intended only to provide information about the program.
 
For more information regarding this opportunity, please call! 624-9930
 
FOSTER GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM
 
The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is part of Senior Corps, a network of national service programs that provide older Americans the opportunity to put their life experiences to work for local communities. Foster Grandparents serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for at-risk children and youth with special needs through a variety of community organizations, including schools, Head Start and day-care centers.
 
Eligibility
The Foster Grandparent Program is open to people age 60 and over with limited incomes. All applicants undergo a background check and a telephone interview, as well as pre-service and in-service training. Foster Grandparents serve 15-40 hours a week.
 
Volunteers
Foster Grandparents can serve 15 to 40 hours each week. For their service, Foster Grandparents receive $2.65 an hour (tax free) to help fray the cost of volunteering. In addition, Foster Grandparents receive travel reimbursement, a meal, and supplemental insurance while serving. Foster Grandparents are also recognized, throughout the year, for their service to the community.
 
Funding
The Foster Grandparent Program of Oneida, Herkimer, and
Madison counties is sponsored locally by Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. and is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, New York State Office for Aging, and other community contributors.
 
To learn more about Foster Grandparents, call 315-624-9930
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