Debbra Williams, Project Director, administers the AmeriCorps Seniors Program at Sunflower-Humphreys Counties Progress, Inc. AmeriCorps Seniors provide direct services to eligible clients that result in person-to person supportive relationships. In 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), now known as AmeriCorps, was established under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. Under the authority of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act, AmeriCorps provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations to engage persons 55 and older in volunteer service. Providing companionship to ease loneliness and social isolation, assist with transportation and light chores, help to serve as eyes and ears to professionals who can intervene in the case of medical or other deterioration on the part of the clients, and give support to informal caregivers. The program organizes group activities where seniors can enjoy freedom and exercise their social skills.
Debbra Williams Program Director
- Phone #: 662-887-1431, Ext. 10xx
- Cell. #: 662-207-3945