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Mark and Joann had big dreams of buying their first home for them and their three children. To help in this process, they turned to Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs (LACCA) for assistance. Read More ...





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 June 2013
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Agency Happenings

Community Action Month a Success 


Huggy Heart Alone May was National Community Action Month and many agencies in Ohio planned exciting events to celebrate the occasion. These activities received plenty of participation and media attention, garnering the awareness this month is all about.  


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OACAA Releases Self-Sufficiency Report and Online Calculator 


Online Calculator Screen Shot On June 4, the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) released the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Ohio 2013 report and also a new online Self-Sufficiency Calculator. 


Smooth Sailing at 2013 Annual Summer Conference


Blue Steamboat It was smooth sailing at this year's Summer Conference, held May 22-24 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati. The elegant historic hotel with its unique art deco details offered the perfect backdrop for the conference in this vibrant city. Preliminary survey results show that attendees found the workshops both informative and relevant.       

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How Has Your Agency Been Affected by the Sequester?

Policy Matters Wants to Hear About it


Policy Matters Ohio, a not for profit, non-partisan research organization, is working to understand and document the impact of the federal sequester on the lives of Ohioans. Community Action Agencies, leading providers of social services, are on the front lines of understanding the impact and describing the outcomes. Click here to take a very brief survey asking a few simple questions about the impact of the federal sequester in your area and among the clients you serve. "We'd be most grateful if you would take a moment and fill out the survey. The results are entirely confidential - we ask for your name and organization to verify response, but will not release the information of individual agencies," explained Wendy Patton, senior project director at Policy Matters Ohio.


You can read Policy Matters Ohio's reports on the sequester at www.policymattersohio.org.