Community Action works by looking beyond the present

Community Action works by looking beyond the present

The Community Action Network works to provide comprehensive services for low-income Ohioans to help overcome obstacles, provide opportunities to become self-reliant, and to alleviate poverty in communities. It is because of this mission and approach that our...

Community Action Helps Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

A hearing-impaired and mentally challenged woman went to Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission needing assistance with her electric and fuel oil. Her electric was due to be shut off the following day and she had no fuel oil left. While the client could receive...

Local program helps fathers be fathers

Article and photo reprinted with permission from the Marion Star Published June 16, 2013 by John Jarvis When Richard G. Byrd Jr. heard about a program that would help him find work after months of being told by employers they wouldn’t hire him because he had a...

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...