A Place to Call Home Thanks to Community Action

Submitted by a client of the Community Action Commission of Fayette County I was homeless and living in my car for the past few years. I would stay with people a few times, maybe a week, every once in awhile. Other than that, I was 100 percent in my car. I was doing...

Breast Cancer Survivor Able to Continue Treatment

A breast cancer patient was taking the prescription Femara for her ongoing therapy. But when her husband’s company stopped offering employees insurance coverage she did not know how she could afford the expensive drug for the next two years needed to complete...

Lifeline Helps Single Mom Realize Her Dream

As a single mother of two toddler boys, Ashley knew that she needed to continue her education in order to provide a good and stable home for her family. Although she enrolled in an intensive Licensed Practical Nursing program, Ashley found the task of juggling...

Community Action Helps Richland County Man Become Better Father

Joseph was faced with the prospect of never seeing is unborn son while incarcerated in the Community Alternative Center. But this father-to-be started taking the Fathers Matter (24:7 Dads) course through the Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron and Richland...

HEAP Helps Heart Attack Victim

This summer, after 17 years working a steady job at Honda, an Ohio resident suffered a heart attack while on the job. He had to be taken by life flight to Riverside Hospital in Columbus where he had a double by-pass surgery. He was hospitalized for almost a month....