ERAs Senior Network's History
ERAs Senior Network
Why the new name?
Click here to learn more about why we changed our name.
Case statement detailing the merger process
This case statement is available as a resource for other agencies exploring possibilities for collaboration. Below is more information on each organization’s pre-partnership history.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Waukesha County
RSVP of Waukesha County was launched as a part of the Volunteer Center of Waukesha County in 1977, and incorporated as an independent nonprofit agency in 1982, with the goal of matching the personal interests and skills of older Waukesha County residents with opportunities to serve their community.
RSVP as a nationwide program was started in 1969 as one of three Senior Corps programs creating opportunities for friendship, activity, growth and engagement for older Americans.
Interfaith Caregiving Network
Interfaith Caregiving Network was established in 1991 to create a network of faith communities who by working together could meet the growing needs of seniors and adults with disabilities in Waukesha County. A steering committee comprised of local clergy and representatives from human service agencies began laying the groundwork for the organization in 1989.
Interfaith Senior Programs is part of the Wisconsin InterFaith in Action Network.