Pro Action works to build a community of resilient individuals and families who can meet their basic needs, overcome adversity, and prosper.
January 8, 2019
In This Issue:
  • Emergency HEAP
  • FREE Income Tax Service
  • Poverty Myth and Fact
  • Employment Opportunities
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from all of us at Pro Action! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2019!
Emergency HEAP
The 2018-2019 Emergency HEAP Benefit opened on
January 2, 2019!

If you are eligible, the Emergency HEAP Benefit can help you heat your home if you are in a heat or heat related emergency.

Click on this link to view the full article for more information, including eligibility guidelines.
FREE Income Tax Service Available
Yates County Office for the Aging and the AARP Taxaide Program are pleased to offer FREE income tax service again for tax year 2018. Beginning Tuesday, February 5th through Friday, April 12th, free tax service will be available to local taxpayers.

Beginning January 16th, you can call Pro Action's Yates County Office for the Aging at 315-536-5515, to schedule your appointment.

Follow this link for more information.
Poverty Education
Separating the Myths and Facts
Myth: If you're not 'officially poor' then you're doing okay.

Fact: The Federal Poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America's cities and regions. 45% of those who live in poverty would still be in poverty even if they doubled their income. This kind of poverty is called 'deep poverty'. In 2014, about 21 million people with families in the U.S. lived in deep poverty.

View our Source.

An important part of Pro Action's work is to build knowledge and understanding of the causes and conditions of poverty. Visit our website to learn more about how Pro Action is building a deeper understanding about the experience of poverty.
Employment Opportunities: Work With Us
Head Start Toddler Teacher (Hornell)

Pro Action’s Early Head Start Program is seeking a Teacher to work with toddlers in a center based program.

The Toddler Teacher implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum while providing nurturing care and must comply with Head Start Performance Standards and New York State Day Care Regulations .

This position requires an Infant/Toddler CDA or an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and experience with infants/toddlers, preferably in a classroom setting. Reliable transportation and a driver’s license meeting agency standards is required. EOE

**For a full description and application instructions for this position and other open opportunities, visit our website .**

Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.
117 E. Steuben St. Bath, NY 14810