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07-29-2013 11:23:00 AM
Following is a letter from a mother of three who's children were enrolled in Community Action Wayne/Medina's Head Start and Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funded programs. It tells of the struggles this family endured and how Community Action helped improve their lives. Read More....




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 July 2013
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Agency Happenings

Ironton Lawrence CAO Sees Great Success with Medical Center 


ILCAO St. Marys Anniversary Ironton-Lawrence Community Action Organization (ILCAO) and their partners recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the St. Mary's Medical Center with a community event that showed just how much the center is appreciated. On top of that, ILCAO received a Gold Seal of Approval and a commendation from the Ohio Senate for their Family Medical Centers.  


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Agency Happenings
CAC of Fayette County Receives Housing Award 


Fayette County Housing Award The Community Action Commission of Fayette County was honored with the 2013 Spirit of Homeownership Excellence Award (SHEA) from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) on June 19 for their Self-Help Housing program. 


Legislative Update


The 130th General Assembly is now on summer break after finishing the biennial budget, presenting us with a good opportunity to review the bills OACAA has followed and those we will continue to follow when the General Assembly returns:       

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Attend the Ohio Reentry Best Practice Partnership Conference


Reentry Coalition Logo The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) is partnering with the Ohio Association of Local Reentry Coalitions (OALRC) to bring you the Ohio Reentry Best Practice Partnership Conference September 24-25 in Columbus, Ohio.

This two-day workshop is free of charge and will provide valuable information on best practices for reentry programs. Click on the link below to get more information or to register for the conference. You must register to attend the event and registration is due September 13.