March Newsletter 2021
COVID- 19 Vaccine Factsheet

The University of Georgia Extension has compiled a list of COVID-19 vaccine factsheets, in English and Spanish, ready to distribute to clients who may be wary or otherwise uninformed about safety, efficacy, and the vaccination process.  
HCCT Spotlight!!!
Congratulations to Coastal Plain Area EOA, Inc. on their
HCCT Initiative

Men 4 Men Fatherhood Program
 Tanya Thomas, Feliciano Lewis, and the staff at Coastal Plain Area EOA are doing a phenomenal job with their Men 4 Men program. Their focus is to strengthen families through fatherhood engagement within the Coastal Plain Area EOA communities. The fatherhood program supports, empowers, and educates men to acknowledge their responsibility while providing trusted, missing links between fathers, their children, families, and the communities in providing economical and emotional stability.

They have had great success with the program. Starting in 2018, as of February 23, 2021. Men 4 Men LLC has provided services to over 100 fathers, in the form of one on one or group counseling. These sessions have impacted over 300 children in the Coastal Plain E.O.A. area by giving these fathers the necessary tools to be better by offering them self-care, parenting, relationships, and employment skills. Twenty-five fathers have either found new employment opportunities or have received advancements in their current jobs. Two fathers have opened their own companies. One father gained custody of his son. Fourteen fathers have taken a small business class at Wiregrass Technical College which will help them to start their own businesses.

Men 4 Men LLC, has also partnered with the local communities by providing meals to families for Thanksgiving, providing socks to elderly homes, as well as partnering with a local bike club and recreation department to provide resources within the community as outreach. Currently, Men 4 Men LLC is working to partner with the local boy scouts to offer services to children in the community.

Factors Influencing Housing Decisions Among Low-Income Families

How do families with children — and low-income families, in particular — end up living where they do? Sociologists Stefanie DeLuca of Johns Hopkins University and Christine Jang-Trettien of Princeton University set out to answer this very question.

Their research, supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and other funders, covers 17 years of fieldwork. It reviewed eight studies involving nearly 1,200 households in five U.S. cities (Baltimore; Mobile, Alabama; Dallas; Cleveland; and Seattle). These studies collected quantitative and qualitative data in a mixed-methods approach, with narrative interviews serving as the cornerstone of each effort. Read More:
President Biden Announces Vaccine Priority for Child 
Care, Head Start, and Early Childhood Settings
On March 1, 2021, President Biden announced that he is directing states to prioritize teachers, early educators, and child care staff for COVID-19 vaccination. He issued a challenge to states to provide at least the first vaccine dose to teachers and early educators by the end of the month. This includes pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, people who work in child care centers, family child care providers, and Head Start and Early Head Start program staff. Vaccines will be available in pharmacy locations. Staff in child care, Head Start, and other early childhood settings will be able to sign up for appointments.

You can read the President's full remarks here. To watch President Biden's announcement, click here
OSHA Issues Updated Guidance for
COVID-19 in the Workplace
On January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued updated guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The new guidance restates prior OSHA guidance and recommendations concerning workplace responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to adding new recommendations and information about vaccinations and other effective preventative measures. Just like prior OSHA guidance, the new guidance recommends that employers implement COVID-19 prevention programs for their workplaces that incorporate the following elements: read more at
Upcoming National T/TA Webinars
March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the various challenges of the last year, have left us stressed, anxious, and spread thin. The same is true for the people we are trying to serve. Join the National Community Action Partnership and U.S. Digital Response in a conversation about incorporating user-centered design elements into your workflows and services to more effectively reach and serve your communities. During this webinar, you’ll hear about USDR’s partnership with the Empire Justice Center and how user-centered practices enabled the delivery of financial services to low-income families throughout the pandemic. You’ll leave with a clearer vision for how to design your work with a distinct focus on the end-user and with tangible tips, takeaways, and recommendations to humanize your processes.

March 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Please join the Community Action national partners for a conversation on COVID, vaccination efforts, and the current environment. David Bradley, Allison Ma'luf, Jenae Bjelland, and Denise Harlow will update the Network on current efforts, tools, and resources for vaccination efforts, and respond to questions from the Network. Click here to register for the webinar.

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Who did they call during the pandemic? Community Action and we answered. Whether it was a family calling for help to get food or diapers, or perhaps the Governor's Office calling about a new partnership on rental assistance, we answered the call. NCAP has partnered with Strategic America, an integrated advertising agency, to create a variety of communication tools we all can use to share the powerful story we have to tell. This webinar will show these tools for the first…

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many operations and services online, causing us to adapt our processes and workflows in the midst of high-stakes situations. Join the National Community Action Partnership and U.S. Digital Response in a conversation about managing the shift to remote services and implementing processes to simplify your work. During this webinar, you’ll hear about USDR’s partnership with Neighborhood Preservation, Inc., in Memphis, Tenn., and how automated and streamlined processes helped mitigate hundreds of evictions. You’ll leave…

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Disaster recovery (DR) and agency continuity planning are two risk management disciplines that help agencies prepare to face disruptions with skill and confidence. During this webinar, we will explore the distinctions between the two specialties and delve into how to build recovery and continuity skills and 'muscle' at your agency. Learn how to spot-and address-weaknesses in your recovery and continuity plans, who to engage in the process, and how to tap into the insights of diverse members of your team.…Find out more »
CAPLAW Webinar Series on Hot Topics in Employment Law
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National Conferences
CAP Equity Summit
April 19-21, 2021

CAPLAW Virtual National Training Conference
June 29-July 01, 2021

Community Action Partnership
September 1-3, 2021
Boston, MA