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08-13-2013 12:23:00 PM
Uneek Lowe, a Cincinnati resident suffering from a genetic brain disorder did not know what to do when the ceiling tiles in her dining room began to sag. With each passing day more tiles started sagging until half the ceiling looked as if it was caving in. "I thought, oh my god the whole ceiling is going to come down. It was a mess," said Lowe. Without the money to fix the problem, Lowe placed several calls to a local non-profit well  known for serving elderly and disabled homeowners. After weeks of waiting for an answer, representatives told her there was nothing they could do - her situation was not considered enough of an emergency. Read More... 


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 August 2013
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We Have a Winner! 


NCAF Raffle Drawing On August 7, OACAA drew the name of the lucky winner of a Proscan tablet from the raffle to help save NCAF. The winner drawn from the 164 entrants received was Vickie Storms, director of special projects with Jackson-Vinton Community Action. Ms. Storms' name was drawn by Randy Hunt, deputy chief of the Office of Community Services within the Ohio Development Services Agency.  


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Agency Happenings
Social Work Students from Switzerland Visit CAP Dayton 


Swiss Students Visit CAP Dayton On June 27, 25 students and faculty from Switzerland's Zurich University of Applied Sciences School of Social Work and Wright State University's Social Work program visited the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area to learn more about the agency and the Community Action movement. 


Agency Happenings
Akron Summit Community Action's YouthBuild Program Achieves LEED Certification


Akron YouthBuild Ribbon Cutting On May 29, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the completion of Akron's first residential LEED Platinum status, the highest level of certification offered under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. And that house was renovated by Akron Summit Community Action's YouthBuild participants.     


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Agency Happenings

LCCAA Develops New Coordinated Entry System without Raising Costs


In February of this year, Lorain County Community Action Agency set out to develop a new coordinated intake system for their clients that would increase the agency's efficiency and ability to serve their clients, and they have been able to do that without raising their costs.