Blueprints is a 501(c)(3) change agency that shapes futures by equipping and educating people to improve their lives. Powered by community action, and proud of our legacy of strengthening and serving our community, we stand committed to the mission of the community action movement.
Blueprints operates 35+ programs that now help nearly 20,000 people annually. We serve our neighbors from cradle to gray, and we provide assistance at all income levels, though most fall in the lower income bracket. All of Blueprints services are delivered in a “quilted” or seamless manner, in order to provide entire families with options needed to maximize self-sufficiency. It is our intention to provide a depth of service that changes the trajectory of people’s lives and works to sustain those changes over time.
Blueprints’ Home Delivered Meals Program is an exceedingly valuable asset to the community, providing over 58,000 meals last year to vulnerable Greene County’s older population, which are delivered by volunteer drivers. Our nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks enable older residents to extend their independence and health as they age. Support from Greene County United Way allows us to offset the expense of our Home Delivered Meals and Volunteer programs for Greene County’s homebound older adults.
Blueprints is committed to addressing senior hunger and isolation in our communities. We continued to provide essential services during times of increased threats from the coronavirus outbreak and expanded our meal routes into 18 underserved areas of the county. Last year, we distributed 58,422 meals and increased access to nutritious meals in the outlying areas. We continued a grab-n-go meal (curbside pick-up) option for senior center participants who were uncomfortable returning to a congregate setting.
For more information about Blueprints’ programs, visit our website at www.myblueprints.org or contact 1-877-814-0788.
This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging through a grant from the PA Department on Aging, the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the Greene County United Way.