OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
June 2015 - In This Issue:
LFCAA's Rutherford House Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting ceremony, June 4, 2015
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."
What is on the table?

On occasion, I and other OACAA staff are asked why we place toys and candy on the tables at our conferences. With the Annual Summer Conference coming up next month, now is a great time to explain their... Read more.

Voices for Ohio's Children


Voices for Ohio's Children is seeking input from the Community Action network. Regional forums are being held across the state July 16th through August 27th.


Click here to find out more and locate a forum in your area.

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Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency dedicates Rutherford House

FAIRFIELD COUNTY - In late 2004, Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency (LFCAA) was awarded the bid to purchase the 25-acre campus of the former Fairfield County Children's Home, which has been home to the agency since 1984. Shortly after that, wheels were set in motion to outline a campus development plan that would further the agency's mission and sustain the site's legacy of serving struggling Fairfield County families for generations to come. The Rutherford House supportive housing concept...  Read more.

Housing program builds hope for Frankfort family

FRANKFORT - Wednesday's stormy clouds parted just long enough for Amy Wilburn and her family to cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of their brand new home.

Wilburn's home is the 50,000th built from a program through a partnership of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Community Action Commission (CAC) of Fayette County and the United Way.

"It's more than just a house, because what we're doing is building a better future together," said Tony Hernandez, Rural Housing Services Administrator...  Read more.

TCAP celebrates 50th Anniversary

WARREN, Ohio- Trumbull Community Action Program (TCAP) observed  its 50th anniversary on  May 18, 2015  at the Warren West Community Center, 1230 Palmyra Road SW, Warren, Ohio.


The event was an informal indoor/outdoor celebration open to the public, where guests could enjoy games, food and entertainment. Over 200 people attended the celebration... Read more.

CSBG Reauthoritzation, HR1655

In March HR 1655, the CSBG Reauthorization bill, was introduced in the House of Representatives. It was sponsored by Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick and had seven original co-sponsors. The bill is now up to 35 co-sponsors and NCAF is working hard to get it through Congress. Click here for a one-page summary or the full bill

Association Website: Recent Media Coverage

Do you want to stay up-to-date with other agencies across Ohio? Be sure to check out the Recent Media Coverage on OACAA's website. 

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LAWRENCE COUNTY - Lawrence Co. seeks more than $1M in grants

HIGHLAND COUNTY - Lending a helping hand

Summer Conference
The Ripple Effect of Collective IMPACT

This is the story of Ms. Chanel F. and Mr. Terrence P., a young couple with two small children and another child on the way. Together they are facing their new frontier and encountering many obstacles. The City of Columbus has been called "the best place to live, work and to raise a family," but it is also considered the best place to gain support for self-sufficiency from a network of professionals who care. No single agency can do it alone; but through collective IMPACT, this agency and others work together to keep families united... Read more.

Cincinnati-Hamilton County CAA: We help make things happen