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Community Action Agencies

In 1964 the Economic Opportunity Act incorporated Community Action Agencies, locally controlled private nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to reduce poverty and to help low-income people become self-sufficient.

Community Action Agencies in Ohio serve all 88 counties housing income eligible Ohioans toward greater self-sufficiency.

Ohio’s Community Action Agency Network provides a broad base of programs and services tied to a formal assessment of needs in their service territories.

Employment

  • Information/Referral
  • Job Counseling
  • Job Placement
  • On the Job Training
  • Employment Generating Projects
  • Skills Training

Education

  • Information/Referral
  • Counseling
  • Public Education
  • Head Start
  • Day Care
  • ABE/GED
  • Other Education Projects

Income Management

  • Information/Referral
  • Financial Counseling
  • Income Tax Counseling
  • Credit Unions
  • Weatherization
  • Energy Conservation Workshops
  • Community Organization

Housing

  • Information/Referral
  • Housing Counseling
  • Home Rehab/Repair
  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Other Housing Projects
  • Family Development
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Cash Advance
  • Child Care

Emergency Services

  • Information/Referral
  • Cash/Loan Assistance
  • Emergency HEAP
  • Other Emergency Energy Support
  • Crisis Intervention Case Management
  • Mobilizing Goods, Services, Cash
  • Other Emergency Services
  • Homeless Assistance

Nutrition

  • Information/Referral
  • Surplus Food Commodities
  • Food Pantries
  • Hot Meals
  • Gardening/Canning
  • Nutrition Education
  • WIC
  • Community Organization

Other Programs

  • Information/Referral
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Family Individual Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Elderly Projects
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Summer Youth Recreation
  • Statewide Planning and Organization
  • Advocacy

Health

  • Medical Transportation
  • Medical or Dental Screening
  • Immunizations
  • Prevention of Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Treatment of Alcohol/Drug Use
  • Pregnancy Related Care
  • Family Planning Services
  • Rural Health Programs
  • Primary Health Care