OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
May 2017 - In This Issue:
Learn more about how ACCAA is helping their community hear in Success Stories

The Community Action Agency Network is made up of more than 1,100 local, private, non-profit and public agencies, created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. 


Ohio is made up of 48 agencies serving all 88 counties in the state. 


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The Community Action Promise
"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."
Branding in Community Action
By: Kathryn Clausen, Communications Director

"Brand" has been defined as many things in both for-profit and nonprofit fields: a symbol or identifier, a logo or an image, a psychological perception of a company, an asset.

In the nonprofit world, branding has experienced a paradigm shift that has moved away from simple imagery to the embodiment of mission and values. Branding goes far beyond a logo, and when managed well, can project our promise to the community, our expertise as a network, and our care and passion for our mission ...  Read more
Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action has a new look! 
Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission is celebrating National Community Action Month by debuting their new logo and unique agency branding to promote the services and programs offered to Knox, Holmes, Coshocton, and Ashland County residents. A multi-media campaign with newspaper and radio coverage will be offering community education and outreach to the service area. The website can be viewed and  www.knohoco.org.
Mental health housing opens in Waverly
WAVERLY - A new apartment complex in Waverly is providing affordable housing to clients of the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center.

Hilltop Gardens tenants receive project-based vouchers provided by Pike Metropolitan Housing Authority enable the residents to limit their housing costs to 30 percent of their monthly income. Services provided to the tenants include case management, independent living activities, goal setting, teaching coping skills and a variety of other services tailored to the needs to the tenants. Read more
Early Bird rate ends June 12th! 
Don't forget to register for #OHASC17! While the Early Bird discount and hotel conference rates end June 12th, the hotel may sell out before then! Be sure to book your room early. 
Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be held on June 16, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheraton on Capitol Square. Please RSVP your attendance to Neva Dunn.

For attendees who will be making overnight accommodations, please note reservations must be made no later than June 1st.
Helping the community hear
When Ashtabula Speech and Hearing Center abruptly closed in 2014, the community quickly saw the effects of the lack of services available. That's when  Ashtabula County Community Action Agency sprang into action in an effort to bring back a much-needed service...   Read more
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