OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
November 2014 - In This Issue:

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The Community Action Agency Network is made up of more than 1,100 local, private, non-profit and public agencies, created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. 

Ohio is made up of 48 agencies serving all 88 counties in the state. 

The Community Action Promise

"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."

Will you be joining #GivingTuesday?
Social media has created a number of opportunities for nonprofits to increase fundraising goals while lowering campaign costs. It has successfully launched several viral micro-donation campaigns such as the Cold Water or ALS Ice Bucket Challenges and it has enhanced year-end and year-round fundraising. 

You've likely heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday though have you heard of Giving Tuesday? The social media campaign... Read more

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CAC of Fayette County celebrates the opening of Washington School Apartments

FAYETTE COUNTY - The snow that whipped through Ohio overnight and throughout the morning could not stop the celebration in Washington Court House on November 17, 2014. That morning, partners, developers, board members, staff, and members of the community braved the snow to join Community Action Commission of Fayette County for the grand opening of... Read more
Governor's office partners with Community Action to distribute coats to low-income children

Governor Kasich's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is partnering with the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) and seven Community Action Agencies to provide 2,941 new coats to low-income children this winter. The program, which is funded by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and is subsidized by Operation Warm, will benefit children at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level... Read more

Land Bank give $583,316 to 5 groups
LUCAS COUNTY - The Lucas County Land Bank has awarded more than a half-million dollars in grants to five area organizations for home construction and rehabilitation, authorities said Wednesday.

The recipients are "very worthy organizations in our community, all promoting the land bank's goals of home ownership and strong neighborhoods," said Wade Kapszukiewicz, Lucas County treasurer and land bank chairman. Read more.

Lame-duck session

After months of campaigning for the November 4th election, the Ohio General Assembly returned to action earlier this month for what is turning out to be a very active "lame-duck" session. Why the urgency to pass legislation? Because any bill that is not passed by the end of December... Read more

Open enrollment in Ohio begins with new health insurance co-op, InHealth Mutual

Open Enrollment for 2015 health insurance coverage began on Saturday, November 15, 2014 and will run through February 15, 2015. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. To learn more about financial assistance and health insurance choices available in Ohio, visit the Marketplace (or Exchange) at www.Healthcare.gov... Read more


Community Action provides help in a time of tragedy

Danielle is a mother with three sons ages 9, 14 and 15. One morning as she and her family were getting ready for school and work, Danielle and her children experienced a tragic and life altering event. Danielle's husband collapsed and died. She not only had to deal with the pain of losing her husband, but also with the reality of having to raise three boys on her own. When the Community Action Commission of Belmont County heard about her story, they reached out... Read more