Community Action Council of Howard County's mission is to diminish poverty, enable self-sufficiency and advocate for low-income families and individuals.  CAC's programs include early childhood education, housing assistance, energy and weatherization, and food assistance.  
CAC of Howard County Newsletter, Summer 2017
Message from the President  

As we begin fiscal year 2018, I have never been more optimistic about the future of the Community Action Council of Howard County and the impact we are making on the lives of those who are struggling to make ends meet.
Our past successes and our optimism for a bright future is due to the support we receive from our friends and partners in this wonderful community.  I want to thank the County Executive, the County Council, our state-elected officials, and the thousands of community partners, donors and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to help advance the mission of CAC to new heights.
You have helped us give voice to the voiceless and provide quality programming in a holistic fashion, creating pathways for families to move from crisis to self-sufficiency. You have been a part of our major accomplishments this past year.  

Read further about all of our 2017 accomplishments HERE. 

Family Finds Financial Stability through CAC

When Bernice and Collins first connected with CAC they were just looking for pre-school for their oldest child - but they found much more than that through CAC's programming!
At the time, Collins was working part-time for $10 an hour. Once their oldest child was enrolled in Head Start, the family worked with a CAC Family Service Worker to establish long-term goals. First the family set long-term financial goals of increased income and purchasing their own home.  READ MORE

Glen Mar Family 5K and 1-Mile Walk!

There's no need to go to the gym to get a good workout or to travel to Skyline Drive to view gorgeous fall foliage.  You can do both by participating in the Glen Mar Family 5K and 1-Mile Walk scheduled for Saturday, September 30 at 9 a.m. at Glen Mar Church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. 

To register and/or more info, visit the WEBSITE. 


Each CAC team member strives for excellence in our quest to enhance the  lives of those in our community. We realize it takes a tremendous team effort from each and every member of our staff. 


Welcome and get to know CAC's   NEW EMPLOYEES.


When shopping online through Amazon, consider using our  UNIQUE AMAZON LINK  to make your purchases.  This link is to the same Amazon site you are used to, just has a unique way of tracking towards OUR organization and donates a portion of your purchase to CAC. 

Win-Win!  Please tell your friends and bookmark this unique link for future purchases. (The link can also be found on the donation page of our WEBSITE).

Students Enjoyed an Extra Head Start this Summer and Their Families Reaped Multiple Benefits

Howard County's Head Start program has achieved a trifecta: it's all-day, year-round, and the summer portion is available to all preschoolers in the program.  To see how beneficial this combination is to Head Start students and their families,  READ MORE.

2017 Holland Awards Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

The 22nd Annual    Holland Awards Dinner is scheduled:
October 19, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Turf Valley Resort.

Join us for as we celebrate the 2017 Humanitarian Service Award Recipients, Senator Guy Guzzone and
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman
and feature Keynote Speaker Mary Ann Scully,
President and CEO at Howard Bank. 
  • Join dozens of peers by becoming a Holland Awards Dinner Sponsor at one of five different levels
  • Enhance your organization's visibility by purchasing an ad in the dinner program
  • Purchase tickets to attend the Holland Awards Dinner on October 19
Opportunities are filling up, so please reach out to
Jen Grieb , Director of Resource Development, 
(410) 313-6174  to secure your spot.
We hope to see you on October 19! 

Tax Credits Now Available Through CAC

CAC has received tax credits through the Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) and they are now available for use by Maryland residents and businesses.
Tax credit programs enable tax payers to reduce what is owed to the state through qualified charitable donations. Through the CITC program, donors to CAC can earn a Maryland tax credit of 50 percent, in addition to federal and state income deductions. Donations must be a minimum of $500 to qualify.
What does that mean?  Maryland residents and businesses who make the minimum contribution of $500 to the CAC will receive back $250 in a special Maryland tax credit in addition to the federal and state deductions. 
Tax credits are limited and are available on first-come, first-served basis. 

To take advantage of CAC's tax credit program please contact Jen Grieb Director of Resource Development, (410) 313-6174.