Community Action Helps Young Mothers

Sydney had just graduated from high school when she became pregnant. Without any support and unsure what to do, she turned to Community Action of Wayne/Medina for help. “I just graduated high school and became pregnant at 18. I had no family support and was on my...

Community Action Helps People and Changes Lives

Wendy Carter worked for several years in human resources, but decided to leave that career to spend more time raising her three daughters. She doesn’t regret that decision, which happened just as her husband Allen’s work as a self-employed contractor...

Community Action Gives Ex-Offenders a Second Chance

Fawn’s mug shot  Fawn was a drug addict and 12-time convicted felon when she turned to IMPACT Community Action in Columbus. “I was homeless and felt helpless in Cleveland, Ohio. I literally lived on the street with my addiction. My face was plastered as a...

Community Action Keeps Families Warm and Safe

The Moisio family explains in their own words how Ashtabula County Community Action changed their lives: For more information about Community Action programs in your area, visit www.oacaa.org. Note, not all Community Action Agencies offer these...

Community Action Helps People Overcome Obstacles

A single mother-to-be living in Cleveland was pregnant with her first child when she lost her job, started falling behind in her rent and received an eviction notice. She turned to the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC), the local...