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February-2015 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Newsletter - February 2015

Network News

Governor Kasich Keynotes the 2015 Winter Legislative Conference – Last month, the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) hosted the 2015 Winter Legislative Conference with keynote speaker Governor John Kasich.  Nearly 300 professionals, partners, and legislators attended the three-day conference in Columbus where they continued their focus on helping Ohioans out of poverty and into self-sufficiency – read more.

OCS Programs: Strengthening Accountability, Promoting Opportunity and Fostering InnovationBlog entry from Jeannie L. Chaffin, Director, Office of Community Services: With the investments proposed in the fiscal year 2016 Budget, programs within ACF's Office of Community Services (OCS) are well positioned to support the President's commitment to help working families afford the cornerstones of economic security – read more.

Agency Happenings

Now hear this: Audiology services return to Donahoe Center – ASHTABULA COUNTY - There are more than 30 million Americans with hearing difficulties serious enough to require a hearing aid. The affected range from babies to seniors and for every one of them, the hearing loss impairs their quality of life to some degree...

Winter Crisis Program Aims To Keep The Heat On For Low-Income Residents (video) – FRANKLIN COUNTY - Tuesday night is a night to stay in and stay warm, but for some in our community, that isn't as easy as it sounds.  Many in Columbus are turning to the "Home Energy Assistance Program" or HEAP's, Winter Crisis Program at IMPACT Community Action – read more.

Success Story

Lifeline helps people and saves lives – LAKE COUNTY - After ten years of employment with her company, Tracy's position was downsized causing a significant reduction in income, as well as her loss of healthcare coverage. Not only was she the sole income for her family, but Tracy is also a Type 1 Diabetic requiring daily medication and supplies which cost over – read more.

Community Action in Ohio Blog – Latest Postings

The Community Action in Ohio blog shares some of the ways in which Ohio's CAAs have helped people in their community.

Organizational Standards: IM 138 Released

2015 Winter Legislative Conference #WLC2015

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