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04-23-2014 08:00:00 AM


Wendy Carter worked for several years in human resources, but decided to leave that career to spend more time raising her three daughters. She doesn't regret that decision, which happened just as her husband Allen's work as a self-employed contractor plummeted during the recession. For the first time, Wendy and her family needed help. Read More...




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 April 2014
Agency Happenings

CAAs Help the Uninsured Get Coverage


As described in the September 2013 issue of the OACAA Briefing, the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area (CAP Dayton) and IMPACT Community Action in Columbus were selected to participate in a pilot project developed by the national Community Action Partnership and the Corporation for National Community Service (VISTA and Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers) to educate and enroll uninsured Americans through the Affordable Care Act. Now that the enrollment phase of the project has been completed, the agencies share the successes and challenges.

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Agency Happenings
Cincinnati-Hamilton County CAA Youth Services Director Receives Award for His Advocacy


On February 13, Shawn Kerley, Youth Services director at Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) received the Youth Advocate Award from the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board (SWORWIB) as part of their 2014 Super Awards during their annual meeting. 

A Message from the Executive Director 


Phil Cole As of this writing, Community Action in Ohio has had an eventful year and we have many months before this year is over. Let me take this opportunity to review some of the important items we have experienced and talk about what may remain this year.




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OCATO Spotlight
Meet IC Pam Crawford

Pam has been an Internal Consultant (IC) for the Ohio Community Action Training Organization (OCATO) - the training arm of OACAA - since November 2004. And she has been working in Community Action for over 20 years. Pam currently serves as the Senior/Social/Transit assistant program director for the Community Action Committee of Pike County (CAC of Pike), but she has held numerous positions within the organization.