The VISTA will support Nursing Legal Partnership (NLP), an extension of the home visiting service Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), to sustain and improve the systems developed for data management, event coordination for continued public health nursing education, and fundraising and grant writing capacity for long-term development and growth of the organization’s legal services offered to underserved low-income mothers. The VISTA will support NFP to maintain strong relationships with program partners and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication and integration of services to improve the lives of Philadelphia families struggling with housing and other legal issues.
AmeriCorps VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America, is a federal volunteer initiative focused on capacity building. VISTA members turn their efforts toward building local organizations’ abilities to improve health services, foster economic development, and assist low-income communities. The sponsoring organization for the AmeriCorps VISTA program is National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC), a public health organization advocating around nurse-centered care initiatives.