Community Action Helps People Make Ends Meet

GD and his wife are both diabetic and with their costly bills struggle to have enough to afford healthy foods. On a regular basis, GD visits Highland County Community Action Organization’s food pantry program for help. The agency changed their intake process for the...

What is the OACAA Poverty Simulation?

Lorie McClain, Program Specialist The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ (OACAA) Poverty Simulation is a walk in another person’s shoes. It’s about sharing experiences and making a connection to the conditions of those in poverty. Give yourself one time in...

Community Action Helps People Save Money

Dortha is a single mother of two young children. She has a good job at a local restaurant, but she still struggles to support her family. Sometimes she needs assistance with her utility bills and she couldn’t afford a car.Without a car Dortha was forced to rely on the...

Community Action Provides Nutrition

Many low-income individuals lack the access or money for fresh, healthy food options. To help combat this problem, the Lancaster Fairfield Community Action Agency (LFCAA) started a Farmer’s Market.  The Farmer’s Market provides low-income people with boxes of...

Community Action Makes a Difference in People’s Lives

Kim, a client of Ross County Community Action Commission explains how Community Action made a difference in her life: “While working part-time at my former job, I was in the process of getting a utility disconnected. [Ross County Community Action Commission] assisted...