Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Community Action Increases Skills

A single father was experiencing financial hardships due to the limited wages he earned at his job and faithfully paying his child support each month for his two small children, whom he shares custody of with his ex-wife. He turned to the Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison and Union Counties (CAO of DMU) looking for assistance with his utilities. While there, CAO of DMU enrolled him in their Family Development program.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Community Action Prepares Children for the Future

Many Community Action Agencies offer programs for children to ensure they get the education they need to succeed in the future. One example is Trumbull Community Action Program’s (TCAP) math and science lab for Head Start preschoolers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Community Action Provides Hope

Following is a letter from a client who received assistance from HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action (Harrison, Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties) through the HOPE program. HOPE stands for Housing, Opportunities, Partnerships and Empowerment. As the name indicates, the program was designed to provide hope for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing them with the opportunities, partnerships and empowerment needed to combat homelessness. This included comprehensive case management services that provided counseling, assistance with budgeting, financial literacy, job search assistance, education regarding how to be a good tenant, household management and other skills, and access to other resources, such as utility assistance. The program is now available through the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP).

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Community Action Prepares People for Jobs

A client explains in their own words how Stark County Community Action Agency (SCCAA) helped them gain the skills needed to start a new career:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Community Action Helps Senior Citizens

Clara is an 83-year-old senior citizen who was referred to Lima/Allen Council on Community Affairs (LACCA) by Job & Family Services Adult Protective Services Unit because she did not have heat in her home during the coldest period of the winter.