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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Community Action Provides Shelter and Safety

A woman describes in her own words how Clermont County Community Service, the local Community Action Agency in Clermont County, and their local shelter helped her and her children escape an abusive situation:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Community Action Helps People Start Over

Following is the story of how the Community Action Commission of Fayette County helped a client struggling with addiction and homelessness in the client’s own words:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Community Action Provides Meals for Seniors

Last summer a lady came to Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Coshocton Senior Center to inquire about their food programs. She had just turned 60 years old, and after working all of her adult life was recently laid off from her job. She had never had to ask or accept any help from anyone, but found herself in a desperate situation. She simply didn’t have enough money to go around and food was one of the things for which she just didn’t have much money.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Community Action Fills in the Gaps

Helen, a 64 year old home health aide, worked hard her whole life providing for her family. She had married soon after graduating high school, but divorced early in her marriage. After that, she moved in with her aging mother and raised her two children; working continuously over the years to support the family. In her fifties, Helen developed a serious heart condition, which required ongoing medical care and medication therapy. While working full time, she had health insurance and was able to manage the costs of her care. However, her mother passed away, her children moved out of the house and her job was eliminated. Now Helen was living alone in the house she grew up in and struggling financially.