Staff Spotlight, January 2018

OACAA would like to thank Ms. Fox for her contributions to the Community Action mission. Name. Jacqueline Fox Title: Chief Executive Officer Agency: West Ohio Community Action Partnership Time with Community Action: 32 years Jacqueline Fox, CEO of West Ohio Community Action Partnership (WOCAP), began her career helping others and changing lives as a Head Start teacher in Trenton, New …

Community Action and Mutual Self-Help rehabilitation in Fayette County

(This article was published with permission by USDA Rural Development) On June 21, Jodi Noel opened her Washington C.H. home in commemoration of National Homeownership Month and the successful (near!) completion of her Mutual Self-Help rehabilitation and renovation. With the self-help portion of the project undertaken in partnership with the Community Action Commission of Fayette County, Jodi’s home was financed …

Jackson-Vinton CA helps customers climb back into financial stability

When Sarah’s* medical problems began, they quickly snowballed into financial disaster, which only worsened her medical issues. Even as her health improved, she was still left to deal with her finances. Sarah explained that her medical condition had prevented her from doing much at all for several months; a task as simple as writing a check was beyond her physical …

Housing security helps family move forward

After living in a domestic violence shelter, and with two children to support, Daniel Durbin was unsure how he would find permanent housing. He feared he and his children would end up on the streets. Community Action Partnership Greene County came to Daniel’s assistance. He had been approved for Section 8 housing assistance, but didn’t have the funds to pay …

Combating poverty through CDL career training

Content originally published in the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency Winter 2016 Victories Everyday Newsletter In 2015 Mayor John Cranley introduced his Hand Up Initiative, a city program designed to lift families out of poverty through job training. As part of this initiative, CAA received a $100,000 grant to establish a new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program where participants receive training, …