OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
January 2017 - In This Issue:
Fighting hunger in southeast Ohio. Read more in Network News.

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."
#OHWLC17 is right around the corner!
The 2017 Winter Legislative Conference is right around the corner! We are excited to have such a great lineup of featured speakers, presenters, and workshops available to our network. Though our online registration is now closed, you can still attend by registering at the door.

Tracks for the conference include Leadership, Fiscal/HR, Family Development Specialist/Intake, Head Start, Energy, and an Elective track which includes Public Relations/ Communications... Read more
Job readiness program offered at MYCAP
MAHONING COUNTY - (By: Peter H. Milliken, Source: The Vindicator) The An anti-poverty agency on the city's North Side offers a free six-week job readiness program that prepares low-income Mahoning County residents to launch a competitive 21st-century job search, in which computer literacy is critical.

"Everybody in here is going to have at the end of the class a decent knowledge of computer skills," Roger Beltz, job-readiness class instructor and a licensed social worker at the Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership, told participants in a recent program orientation class.

"Between 80 and 90 percent of the jobs nowadays do not do paper and pencil or paper and pen resumes or applications anymore," said Beltz, who is MYCAP's employment skills and training program coordinator... Read more.
Fighting hunger in southeast Ohio: Foodbanks, local agencies address regional food insecurity
(Source: Connor Morris, The Athens News)
ATHENS COUNTY - Juanita Rutter of The Plains, soon to be 72, is just one of hundreds of thousands of senior citizens in Ohio who, through no fault of their own, are unable to provide enough food for themselves by standard means.

Rutter is also one of 130-140 clients in Athens and Hocking counties who receive near-daily hot and frozen meals delivered directly to their door by Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program (HAPCAP) on behalf of the Southeast Ohio Foodbank... Read more
New help line aims to connect addicts in Summit County with best agency to assist them
SUMMIT COUNTY - (Source: Beacon Journal) A New Help Line aims to better connect Summit County residents addicted to alcohol, drugs or gambling with the best agency to assist them.
Callers to the Help Line, launching Tuesday,will be asked a few questions to determine which local treatment providers can best meet their needs. Once callers know their options, they can choose where they want to begin treatment. The Help Line staff will connect callers with the agency so they can make an appointment... Read more. 
132nd General Assembly: OACAA Legislative Priorities
There are many issues that are important to the Community Action Network in Ohio. To learn more about what OACAA is doing to help our network, read the 132nd General Assembly Legislative Priorities.
New OACAA/OCATO mobile app
Stay up-to-date with the Association's events with our new mobile app! Download it today for iOS or Android and get connected for #OHWLC17!
Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be held on February 17, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheraton on Capitol Square. Please RSVP your attendance to Neva Dunn.
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