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June 2015 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Newsletter - June 2015

Network News

Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency dedicates Rutherford House
In late 2004, Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency (LFCAA) was awarded the bid to purchase the 25-acre campus of the former Fairfield County Children's Home, which has been home to the agency since 1984. Shortly after that, wheels were set in motion to outline a campus development plan that would further the agency's mission and sustain the site's legacy of serving struggling Fairfield County families for generations to come – read more.

Housing program builds hope for Frankfort family
Wednesday's stormy clouds parted just long enough for Amy Wilburn and her family to cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of their brand new home. Wilburn's home is the 50,000th built from a program through a partnership of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Community Action Commission (CAC) of Fayette County and the United Way. "It's more than just a house, because what we're doing is building a better future together," said Tony Hernandez, Rural Housing Services Administrator – read more.

TCAP celebrates 50th Anniversary
Trumbull Community Action Program (TCAP) observed its 50th anniversary on May 18, 2015…The event was an informal indoor/outdoor celebration open to the public, where guests could enjoy games, food and entertainment. Over 200 people attended the celebration – read more.

Association Updates

CSBG Reauthoritzation, HR1655
In March HR 1655, the CSBG Reauthorization bill, was introduced in the House of Representatives. It was sponsored by Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick and had seven original co-sponsors. The bill is now up to 35 co-sponsors and NCAF is working hard to get it through Congress – view one-page summary or full bill.

Association Website: Recent Media Coverage
Do you want to stay up-to-date with other agencies across Ohio? Be sure to check out the Recent Media Coverage on OACAA's website.

TRUMBULL COUNTY - Fan, air conditioners available to eligible households

HIGHLAND COUNTY - Lending a helping hand

Annual Summer Conference – OACAA’s Annual Summer Conference will be held from July 22-24 in Huron, OH – more info.

Success Stories

The Ripple Effect of Collective IMPACT
This is the story of Ms. Chanel F. and Mr. Terrence P., a young couple with two small children and another child on the way. Together they are facing their new frontier and encountering many obstacles. The City of Columbus has been called "the best place to live, work and to raise a family," but it is also considered the best place to gain support for self-sufficiency from a network of professionals who care. No single agency can do it alone; but through collective IMPACT, this agency and others work together to keep families united – read more.

Cincinnati-Hamilton County CAA: We help make things happen
CAA – What We Do video

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.

 What is on the table?

Other Items

2015 Regional Children’s Forums” Voices for Ohio’s Children
Voices for Ohio's Children is seeking input from the Community Action network. Regional forums are being held across the state July 16th through August 27thfind out more.

VirtualCAP
The NEW VirtualCAP.org – Membership discount offer ends soon!  Use LAUNCH2015 code to receive 20% off annual membership/subscription rate (offer expires 6/30/2015).

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