Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies and Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs are now acceptingnominations for the 2021 Exemplary Program Awards!
The OACAA website contains details about the program, guidelines, scoring rubric, and information on how to develop and submit program nominations. The deadline to apply is 12/1/2021.
OACAA.org Website Transition
Last week, OACAA's website moved to a new hosting service. Some emails to the staff may have not be delivered between Friday evening and Tuesday afternoon. To ensure receipt, please re-send those messages. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Crystal F. from Lancaster-Fairfield CAA was one of two September winners!
The next drawing is on October 1st. CAA staff is only eligible for one drawing based on the last shot received. Follow the link to register.
Join us for the 2021 Annual Conference--a hybrid event! Executive directors/CEOs are invited to attend the in-person event on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (contact Jeannette Jarrettfor the registration code). Workshops will be held virtually on Wednesday and Thursday.
Foodbanks, churches offer relief for families in rural counties
(Source: Katie Tercek, 19 News)
ASHTABULA CO., Ohio (WOIO) - What happens when you live in a rural county where grocery stores are few and far in between? It’s a struggle for people to get transportation to the store resulting in them relying on the resources they have in their neighborhood.
Ashtabula County Community Action Agency is building a program to combat hunger and transportation issues. It’s called The Pathways Community HUB. The program leader said it would serve Ashtabula, Lake, and Geauga Counties. The HUB will target those on Medicaid. This program will give people access to resources helping them get food, transportation, and the emotional and mental support they need. If someone is not on Medicaid, the program will work with you to get on Medicaid if you qualify.