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Great Plains Improvement Foundation Homeless Shelter Celebrates 30 years
Variety of Training Provided at OKACAA Conference
OWHAC Accepting Applications for Scholarship
OKACAA Member News Briefs
Community Action Risk Mitigation Blog
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September-October 2015

Great Plains Homeless Shelter Celebrates 30 Years

The Great Plains Improvement Foundation C. Carter Crane Emergency Homeless Shelter in Lawton recently celebrated 30 years of providing and homelike environment coupled with a strong supportive case-management to help clients increase income and gain housing.

Variety of Training Provided at OKACAA Conference

More than 160 persons registered for the OKACAA Annual Conference held Sept. 9-11 in Oklahoma City. Training was provided for Head Start, Housing/Weatherization, Community Liaison, and Management staff. 

Conference Photos  

OWHAC Accepting Application for Scholarship

The Oklahoma Weatherization and Housing Advisory Council is accepting applications until Jan. 15, 2016 for the $1,000 Ted Allen/David Walker Scholarship.


OKACAA Member News Briefs
Two Little Dixie Community Action Agency staff members received major awards at the OKACAA Annual Conference. Johnny Moffitt, Associate Director, was presented the Guy Davis Leadership Award and Sharon Pennell, Fiscal Officer, was presented the Fred Tucker Memorial Award during the awards banquet.
Carla Flynn has been named Executive Director of Opportunities, Inc. in Watonga. She has served over 20 years starting as a clerk-typist in the Head Start program. More recently she served as Operations Manager and Deputy Director. She has managed the Salvation Army Unit, served on the Watonga Chamber of Commerce Board, the Watonga Hospital Community Relations Committee and on a myriad of other community organizations.

Community Action Risk Mitigation Blog

"Must Have" Financial Info for CAA Boards and CEOs is a webinar presented by Kay Sohl for the Community Action Partnership. It was part of series of Virtual CAP news feeds that provides resources which can be used to support agency efforts in relation to risk mitigation and meeting the CSBG Organizational Standards.


Risk Mitigation Blog

Upcoming Events

Community Action Association of Region VI
Annual Conference
October 21-23
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tulsa
Catoosa, OK

Community Action Partnership
2016 Management and Leadership Training Conference
January 6-8
Westin New Orleans Canal Place
100 Iberville St.
New Orleans, LA 
About Community Action Agencies
Community Action Agencies are locally controlled non-profit organizations that work to improve the lives of low-income individuals by creating opportunities for increased self sufficiency and greater participation in the community. The Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies provides advocacy, information, education, and technical assistance for its members.