Self-Sufficient Wages and Health

Self-Sufficient Wages and Health

The United States of America has always held up work as a core value that defines us as a nation. It is commonly expected that everyone who has the ability to work should do so. Phrases like, “the early bird gets the worm” or “the dignity of a hard day’s work”...
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...
State of Poverty in Ohio 2017

State of Poverty in Ohio 2017

This afternoon, we released our 25th annual State of Poverty in Ohio Report during a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse. This report has certainly grown over the past 25 years, transitioning from a joint project with our Cleveland agency to now partnering...
2016 State of Poverty: A Portrait of Ohio Families

2016 State of Poverty: A Portrait of Ohio Families

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with Community Research Partners (CRP), released the 2016 State of Poverty: A Portrait of Ohio Families this afternoon during a press conference at The Ohio Statehouse. The report highlights trends and...
Self-Sufficiency and Economic Pathways Reports

Self-Sufficiency and Economic Pathways Reports

OACAA, in cooperation with University of Washington School of Social Work, Center for Women’s Welfare, released The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Ohio 2015 report and demonstrated the updated and expanded online calculator during a press conference on Tuesday,...