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

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Pearl House Ribbon Cutting
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."

Community Action Keeps Kids Warm
For the second consecutive year, Jackson-Vinton County Community Action, Inc. (JVCAI) has provided hundreds of brand new coats to low-income children to keep them warm. The program, which was made possible by the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in partnership with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA), has already provided 290 coats to area children with more still available.... Read more


Lancaster-Fairfield CAA celebrates the opening of Pearl House

FAIRFIELD COUNTY - It was standing room only at 218 W. Chestnut St. in Lancaster for the Pearl House ribbon cutting on December 5, 2014.  Pearl House, a project by Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency (LFCAA) in partnership with The Recovery Center and Fairfield Homes, is the first supportive housing project in Fairfield County. The building is located just south of downtown Lancaster and provides 21 two-bedroom units which will serve homeless families in recovery... Read more
Family Medical Centers recognized nationally
LAWRENCE COUNTY - The seven Family Medical Centers in Lawrence County have been named a national quality leader by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a news release. The recognition was awarded to only 57 of 1,113 health centers nationwide... Read more
Fifth Third announces $282,250 in Grants from the Strengthening Our Communities Fund
SUMMIT COUNTY - Congratulations to Akron-Summit Community Action Agency, Inc. on receiving a $15,000 grant for your YouthBuild initiative. Read more.
131st General Assembly Caucus Leaders
The House Republican Caucus elected Rep. Cliff Rosenberger to serve as the Speaker of the House for the 131st General Assembly. Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) was named the second-ranking Speaker Pro Tempore... Read more
January 28-30, 2015

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