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

November 2019
Operation Warm, Coats for Kids now active!
Organizations interested in partnering with the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to distribute coats should follow the link provided to complete an online form. >>> LEARN MORE
Nominations deadline next week!

Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on 11/27/2019 .

Do you believe your agency operates a program that exemplifies Community Action? You can now nominate it for a 2019 Exemplary Program Award!

Applications are reviewed and scored by Ohio University alongside experts in the Community Action Network. Programs meeting the exemplary threshold will be recognized at the 2020 Winter Legislative Conference.

Mourning Toni Graves
It is with great sadness that we share with the network the passing of Toni Graves, who retired from Community Action after 40 years of service. Even after her retirement, Toni continued to support the network as a Technical Assistant for OACAA.

We thank Toni for her commitment to Community Action, and we extend our condolences to her family and friends. >>> MORE
Hard-to-Count Census Resources
The Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition has released a report and supplemental resources, including messaging and one-pagers, to help reach Ohio's Hard-to-Count (HTC) communities during Census 2020 outreach efforts. >>> LEARN MORE

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  • Hot Topics
  • Youth

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Member Survey:
Training & TA
The Association is developing the 2020 Training and Technical Assistance Plan for Ohio's Community Action Network.

We need your help! Please take a few minutes to complete >>> THIS SURVEY
Ohio CAA recognized for providing vital opportunities within community
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies congratulates our member  Stark County Community Action Agency  on the recent recognition for outstanding civic volunteerism and community service with an Award of Appreciation by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce earlier this month. >>> READ MORE
Winter preview warns Butler County residents to prepare for extreme temperatures
Although the extended forecast calls for seasonable weather, this week’s frigid temperatures were a reminder that winter is nearing and that extreme conditions pose threats to vulnerable groups.

Kathy Becker, a Butler County homeless advocate, said it’s important for communities to open their doors to the homeless during the winter. >>> READ MORE
Auction raises funds for Christmas for Kids program
The Association is developing the 2020 Training and Technical Assistance Plan for Ohio's Registration for Christmas for Kids is still open by appointment at these locations: United Way/Mental Health & Recovery Board, Miami Valley Community Action Partnership , your school district’s Success Liaison, Educational Service Center, and Head Start. Registration is open until Nov. 30.Action Network. >>> READ MORE
Meals on Wheels levy passes, HAPCAP thanks voters
Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) would like to extend a sincere thank you to the voters of Athens County. On Nov. 5, the Athens County Senior Services Renewal Levy was passed with overwhelming support, guaranteeing funding for Meals on Wheels and Congregate Dining for the next five years. >>> READ MORE

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