Rio Arriba Opioid Support and Outreach VISTA Project
The VISTA project will seek to expand access to treatment and social support networks for low-income persons negatively affected by opioid use, their children, and families. It expects to benefit 700 individuals directly impacted by the consequences of opioid use; and up to 50 grandparents raising minor children, in the most part due to the substance use disorders of their parents; and, recruit and train volunteers at the County's nine senior centers to act as benefit enrollment specialists to assure that at least 1,000 low-income seniors receive all the benefits and support for which they are entitled. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : VISTAS will recruit and develop training for volunteers as benefits enrollment specialists, insuring that senior citizens living in rural areas will be able to access benefits and services they need.These volunteers will also meet with community to identify activities of interest to each community, scheduling appropriate activities for seniors and for the public at large. The VISTAS assignments will include assisting the senior and community centers in organizing and conducting classes and workshops for seniors that will assist them in understanding the technology used by their grandchildren, give them skills to competently supervise and tutor children in homework assignments, and general instruct seniors in parenting skills that prevent substance use.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Stipend , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance .
Uniforms provided and required , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Health , Community Outreach , Elder Care ,
$48k-96k yearly est.