OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
January/February 2016 - In This Issue:
OACAA Annual Summer Conference 2016

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. 


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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."
House Bill 394
The purpose of unemployment insurance is to stabilize our economy and alleviate personal hardship stemming from involuntary job loss. Unemployment benefits are earned by employment and job loss through no fault of the worker. The state unemployment compensation fund needs to be solvent in order to ensure this critical poverty-prevention tool remains intact. OACAA supports a long-term and balanced approach to solvency that protects all of Ohio's workers. That said, many working families in Ohio are not making enough to consistently afford basic expenses. In Ohio, half of low-income households have at least one member who has been employed in the past year... Read More
Stuff-A-Bus collects 8,000 pounds of food
FAIRFIELD COUNTY - The Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency (LFCAA) Choice Food Pantry will receive a total of 8,091 pounds of non-perishable food items that were collected during the annual Stuff-A-Bus event... Read more
Senior living complex right on target
LAWRENCE COUNTY - In about a year ,there should be a new independent senior living community in the eastern end of the county.

That's when Proctor's Landing, a 56-unit independent senior living community, is expected to open.

"Everything was approved," said Ralph Kline, assistant executive director of Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization. "We are finalizing all the plans for submission of the state building permits. We are looking at closing in the month of March." Read more
Walmart grant will expand HAPCAP food storage space
HOCKING, ATHENS & PERRY COUNTIES - Local WalMart representatives presented a $30,000 grant on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action in support of the agency's efforts to fight hunger in Southeastern Ohio. According to a press release, the grant will help HAPCAP expand its food bank's freezer and cooler space in order to provide more nutritious fresh... Read more
Winter Legislative Conference Survey
Did you attend #OH2016WLC? If so, what did you think? 

Please take a moment to take this brief survey about your experiences at the conference.
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Ashtabula County Community Action provides homes for the holidays
ASHTABULA COUNTY - The holidays are often thought of as a time of joy and abundance, but for some families, all they wish for is a roof over their heads and food on the table. At times, families find themselves in unfortunate situations which cause them to become homeless. Two such families came to the door of Ashtabula County Community Action... Read more
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