Our Mission

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) exists to supports its members and to strengthen a unified Community Action presence in Ohio.

Ohio Poverty Facts



8 out of 9 Americans who have lived in poverty experience it only short term


Ohio's Official Poverty Rate


Episodic Poverty Rate


Nearly 1/2 of Ohioans lack the liquid assets to stay out of poverty for 3+ months

The Community Action Promise

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Our Network Partners