December 2017
"We must open the doors of opportunity.  But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors." 
--President Lyndon B. Johnson
As we approach the holiday season, a time not only to celebrate but to take stock, we write to you with the past 12 months in mind.
It has been a year that has caused us to recommit ourselves to our mission - to reflect on the core values and fundamental principles that inspire us, that have inspired us for decades, and that now take on a more profound urgency.
2017 comes to a close - a challenging and remarkable year to be sure - we enter the holiday season with a renewed commitment to our mission and a sense of gratitude.
We write to convey our deep appreciation for your support and commitment.  We look forward to continuing to work together in 2018 to help our vulnerable friends and neighbors living with low incomes move toward prosperity.
Best wishes for a wonderful new year!
In This Issue
Heating Help in Full Swing
It is critical for families to keep warm, and safe this winter.  Stable homes result in better health and development for children and families.  Agencies are standing by ready to help.

Gearing Up for Tax Season and VITA

Community A ction Agencies are gearing up for tax season with their Vo lunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sites opening in January.  VITA sites not only provide free tax preparation and access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits to low income tax payers allowing them to pay bills, cover essential needs and save for the future, but also link them to other critical services strengthening families and the local economy.  For more information about VITA and to find your Community Action VITA site, click here.
Our Mission and Vision

To strengthen and connect the statewide network of Community Action Agencies and collectively advocate for an end to poverty.

All MA residents will be able to meet their basic needs, access economic opportunities, build strong communities and move toward prosperity...
Find your Community Action Agency
There are 23 Community Action Agencies in Massachusetts serving virtually every city and town in the state.  

To locate the agency in your area and learn more about the programs they offer, click here.