OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
February 2017 - In This Issue:
Learn more about how CAC of Belmont County has helped a grandparent caregiver in our latest blog

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."
Grandparent caregiver receives emergency assistance
BELMONT COUNTY - When planning for her future, Nancy had never imagined that at 79-years-old she would be widowed and caring for her two great-granddaughters alone. Her story, however, is not unlike many of the nearly 40,000 grandparent caregivers in Ohio.

Read more about how CAC of Belmont County helped Nancy's family during an emergency. 
Community Action works to promote 2-1-1 service
ASHTABULA COUNTY - (By: Justin Dennis, Source: Star Beacon) More and more area officials are asking what the 2-1-1 hotline can do for their agencies and those they serve, Community Action representatives said Friday. The 2-1-1 number points those in need toward more than 200 social service agencies and their almost 600 assistance programs. 

Tiffany Reid and Alissa Holdson, Community Action of Ashtabula County coordinators, hosted the first of a series of quarterly discussions Friday on how community and municipal leaders can best take advantage of the hotline... Read more
Galion students help stock shelves at Community Action Commission
CRAWFORD COUNTY - (Chris Stone, Crawford Source) Galion City School District staff members are leading their students by example through community service of their own.
The staff participated in a food drive to support the Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission in Galion during a full day in-service Jan. 13.

The food drive was organized by the district's Food Services Department. February is recognized as Canned Food Month, and the goal was to help offset the cost of providing weekend backpack meals to Galion students... Read more
Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be held on March 24, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheraton on Capitol Square. Please RSVP your attendance to Neva Dunn.
#OHWLC17 photo highlights now on Flickr
Photo highlights from #OHWLC17 and the mobile app activity stream are now available on Flickr

Be sure to check them out! 
2017 Annual Summer Conference
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies | 50 W. Broad St. | Suite 1616 | Columbus | OH | 43215
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