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June 2015 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-June-2015IN-CAA Newsletter – June 2015


Mark your calendar for the 2015 Community Action State Conference
The conference will take place Aug. 4 and 5 in Angola, IN – see partial list of breakout sessions and registration info.

Community Impact

CAPWI recognizes the importance of fathers, encourages involvement
Community Action Program, Inc., of Western Indiana (CAPWI) staff recognizes that there is a substantial body of research that documents the positive benefits fathers bring to the lives of their children and has set goals to increase their involvement with Head Start students – read the article.

SUCCESS STORY: From 'life is hard' to 'life is good'
Life was hard for Tatiana Dunbar in April 2014. But with the help of Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs family development specialist Allie Vice, Tatiana was able to make big changes that have led to continued success – read the article.

REACH pilot program saved homeowner 79 percent of energy costs
Two years after signing up for a pilot program called REACH, a client in need had reduced her average monthly electric bill from $350 to just $75. CAPWI Community Service Representative Diana DeSutter administered the program, which served 50 homeowners in the six-county area – read the article.


Indiana Training Institute offers family development and capacity-building trainings
Opportunities are available for every Community Action agency in Indiana – see list of trainings.


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