eNewsletter                             First Quarter 2016
"Serving the community with a hand up - not a hand out."
"Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc. is committed to the amelioration of the conditions and circumstances of poverty of people of Clayton County and surrounding areas. The agency advocates for the disenfranchised and provides for the delivery of essential services through structured programs which are designed to improve the quality of life, self sufficiency and promotes responsible community involvement." 

LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded program that provides assistance to low-income households.  This is a FREE program. LIHEAP makes a one-time payment toward the primary heating source for eligible families. The LIHEAP funds can assist with starting new services, stopping disconnections, and the delivery of propane gas. LIHEAP can also assist with account balances that are current as long as the household is qualified for the program.  Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc. provides LIHEAP assistance in the Clayton, Henry, and Fayette county service areas.

Since December we have assisted over 4,000 families. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit our website at and select LIHEAP or call 404-363-0575.

ERSEA Training

Clayton County CSA, Inc. Head Start Program held its annual  Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) Trainin g for the Board of Directors and the Policy Council on Saturday, February 20, 2016. 

The ERSEA training is required for the Board of Directors and Policy Council to ensure that they understand Head Start eligibility determination policies.  This training was very inform ative, they were presented wit h Part 1305 Final Ruli ng new and revised updates, and participated in group exercises.
The next E RSEA Training is s cheduled for Friday, March 18, 2016 for the Head  Start Program staff. They will learn about changes in the requirements and procedures.
Safety First

The Transportation and Weatherization staff will participate in First Aid and CPR T raining on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The drivers and staff are required to attend this annual training. They will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

They will le arn how to respond to first aid  and CPR emergencies, such as cuts, burns, head, neck and back injury;  cardiac and breathing crisis.  
  We are committed to ensuring our
passengers are safe.
Experience Works at CSA

We are proud to announce the partnership between Clayton County CSA, Inc. and Experience Works, a senior employment program. The senior employees are paid directly from Experience Works. We currently have Experience Workers at our Transportation Office, Head Start Centers, and in the Community Support Department. 

Experience Works started in 1965 as Green Thumb, Experience Works is putting decades of  how  restoring the dignity  that  employment  brings to someone's  life. As a cornerstone of those efforts is the Senior Community Service Employment Program which begun as part of the War on Poverty.
Today, Experience Works is using the newest and most effective tools available to help older workers become job ready. By building partnerships with community colleges and other valuable partners, Experience Works participants are living proof that you are never too old to learn something new. Computers and new blended learning techniques are closing the digital divide by providing older workers with the skills they need today.

Experience Works "Improving the lives of older people through training, community service and employment.''

If you are interested in learning more about
 Experience Works please contact: 

Wylene Thorpe, 
Employment & Training Coordinator
526 Forest Parkway, Suite F
 Forest Park, GA 30297

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Plant for the Future

We must remain optimistic, the seeds we plant will bloom into trees of new ideas to build our security nest. The branches of economy, employment, education, insurance, etc. will grow and the roots will be the foundation for future generations to carry on the responsibility with less burdens from the present mishaps and choices of today. Water your tree by familiarizing yourself on politics, finances and world news; it is important to know the current events to begin planning for the future.
        Plant the seeds to secure new roots for your future.