A community action agency (CAA) is a private or public non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the causes and conditions of poverty; revitalize disadvantaged communities; and empower disadvantaged families to become thriving members of the community. Status as a CAA is the result of an explicit designation as such by local or state government.

CAAs receive federal, state, local and private funds to administer unique, results-oriented approaches to address poverty. With 2,000 employees statewide, the community action network is a proven, effective service delivery system.

Community action agencies provide a diverse array of services to address poverty in communities throughout the state. Some of the services offered by our member agencies include:

  • Home Weatherization Assistance
  • Energy Assistance and Efficiency
  • Individual Development Accounts
  • Early Head Start and Head Start
  • Summer Feeding Programs
  • Summer Enrichment
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Family First Resource Centers
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Adult Day Care
  • Senior Companion
  • Home Delivered and Congregate Meals
  • Home Maker Services
  • Foster Grandparent
  • Adolescent Offender
  • Fatherhood/Parenting Initiative
  • Educational Assistance
  • Job Training and Employment Assistance
  • Nutrition and Hunger Prevention
  • Housing Development and Assistance
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance