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

June 2019
Recovering from the Memorial Day Tornadoes
Twenty-one tornadoes ranging from EF0 to EF4 were counted across west- and south-central Ohio during Memorial Day weekend. Winds as high as 170 mph came quickly and hit hard, one of which—now labeled as the strongest tornado in Montgomery County’s history—destroyed 19 miles of homes, trees, vehicles, land, and more in its path.

The tornadoes came fast, though the recovery will take time—years, by some estimates. Families have been displaced, and many have had to start from scratch replacing not only their homes but their clothing, furniture, transportation, and more. But true to our reputation, Community Action has jumped in to fill the gaps and help people whose lives have been changed by the storms. >>> READ MORE
Lifeline Honors Residents, Organizations at 2019 Annual Awards Dinner

Lifeline, Inc. , Lake County’s Community Action Agency, is pleased to announce its 2019 award winners and to recognize agency volunteers and community partners for their commitment to Lake County’s low-income citizens. Pictured above: Judith Barris, Congressman David Joyce, Carrie Dotson, and Jeffrey Diver. >>> READ MORE

Annual Senior Companion Program Recognition dinner held at Lake White Club

“Thirty-two Senior Companions sponsored by the Pike Community Action Committee , as well as those sponsored by the Adams-Brown County Community Action agencies” were honored at the event, according to Annya Thompson, Social Service Liaison Manager for the Community Action Committee of Pike County and the Senior Companion Coordinator for the Pike County area. >>>READ MORE
Pilot program at Centennial Park
Community Action Agency of Columbiana County’s Head Start Program has launched a Preschool in the Park — a pilot program engaging preschool aged children through music, movement and literacy activities.  >>>READ MORE
State of Poverty in Ohio 2019

Earlier this month, OACAA released the 2019 State of Poverty in Ohio Report during a press conference at the Statehouse. For over 25 years, this report has thoughtfully researched and analyzed data to highlight obstacles Ohio families are faced with on their journeys to becoming self-sufficient.

To learn more about the State of Poverty in Ohio Report, follow the links below:
Upcoming Events
CSBG Application & Standards Training
September 12-13, 2019
Registration is open until 7/15!
OACAA Annual Summer Conference
July 24-26, 2019

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