OACAA Briefing: The latest news from OACAA and Ohio's CAAs

July 2022
Photo: 2022 Annual Summer Conference attendees at the Hyatt Regency. Over 200 Community Action professionals members gathered in Columbus this week for a three-day event. Learn more in "Association Updates."
2022 Annual Summer Conference Overall Survey
Thank you to all who attended the 2022 Annual Summer Conference! We hope you had a nice time, made new connections, and found the sessions valuable. Session handouts and presentations will be available for 30 days on the app.

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Upcoming Events
RPIC Region V Regional Convening: Next Friday, August 5
This event will showcase innovative and best practices from peer agencies in the region. Community Action staff are welcome to attend this free virtual event next Friday, August 5, from 9:00 - 3:00 EST.

Step Forward to Bring Neighborhood Opportunity Center to Euclid
(Source: The Lakefront City Euclid and Step Forward's Facebook Page)

Cuyahoga County’s state-designated anti-poverty agency, Step Forward, has started plans for construction to open a new Neighborhood Opportunity Center on East 200th Street in Euclid near Drug Mart. Step Forward, formerly the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland, helps low-income individuals and families in Cuyahoga County take steps toward brighter futures through holistic support and income-based services such as counseling, parenting classes, head-start, adult skills training and more!

 “We know it can be hard to make ends meet and difficult to ask for help or know where to start,” says Step Forward on their website stepforwardtoday.org. “Step Forward counselors, coaches and teachers work with each individual or family to sort through the chaos and help them restore hope in their future.”

LCCAA Program Helps with First Car Purchase

(Source: Lorain County Community Action Agency Press Release)

Nazaryah Perez and her mother, Viviana, were both grateful and appreciative after Nazaryah drove off in her 2010 Kia Soul.

Nazaryah purchased her first car at Premier Toyota of Amherst after completing the By Car program, a partnership of LCCAA and Ohio Means Jobs Lorain County.

The program helps eligible clients use their earned income toward a vehicle purchase. The new partnership increases the maximum match and provides funds for insurance.OMJ matches participants' funds 3 to 1 (match ceiling is $6,000).

St. Mary’s ER Ironton and Family Medical Centers mark anniversary of opening

(Source: The Ironton Tribune)

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — St. Mary’s ER Ironton and Family Medical Centers (FMC) – Ironton celebrated the 10th anniversary of the St. Mary’s Medical Center Campus Ironton with a community event Friday at the campus, located at 1408 Campbell Dr.

FMC, which is the health care extension of the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization, offers primary care, pediatrics, dentistry and behavioral health services at the Ironton Campus.


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