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.

OACAA and our members are proud to be part of the Community Action Network, working with over 1000 agencies across the country, and helping people and changing lives for over 55 years.

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

Ohio Poverty Facts

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

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Ohio's Official Poverty Rate

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Episodic Poverty Rate

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