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August 2015 Newsletter – Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

PA-Aug-2015CAAP update – August 28, 2015

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Lawrence County CAP's Veteran Support Program Sees Great Success

Recently, Lawrence County Community Action Partnership (LCCAP) announced some fantastic results of their Supportive Services for Veteran Families' (SSVF) program. As of August, LCCAP's consortium has enrolled and supported more than 325 veterans, up over 145 clients since the start of their October 2013 SSVF grant. In conjunction with their Emergency Solutions Grant housing program and CSBG Veterans Employment Track program, Lawrence County CAP continues to stabilize veterans within 13 counties throughout Pennsylvania. In addition, LCCAP's Veteran Support program has a housing placement rate of 97%...

LCCAP also took the lead again this year with the 5th annual Lawrence County Stand Down…The overall goal of Stand Down is to raise awareness for Veteran and Civilian homelessness…

Free Opportunity to Promote Your Local Resources

Pennsylvania's Promise for Children recently launched its first version of the Early Learning GPS - a free online resource for families with young children from birth through age 5…

Community Action Partnership 2015 Annual Convention

See newsletter for a few highlights from the convention.

Human Services Press Conference

The Better Choices for Pennsylvania Budget Coalition helped organize a Human Services Press Conference in the Capitol Rotunda on August 26…According to the Better Choices Coalition, the goal of the press conference was to tell legislators to, "Stop the games. Negotiate a stable, fiscally sound budget that restores funding to human services using recurring revenue that will allow for increased investment in the future." Our very own Alan Jennings, from the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, spoke at the conference on behalf of Pennsylvania Community Action. Mr. Jennings let the public and State Legislature know that Pennsylvania Community Action Agencies, "exist for the sole purpose of serving others and are now having to calculate how they will do that work without laying off their underpaid staff or borrowing money…

CAAP AmeriCorps VISTA Update

Fred Smith completed a very successful term of service to CAAP on August 17, 2015 as VISTA Leader to 10 VISTA members who are serving with 8 sub-sites around the state…Dani Motze, VISTA member who served the last 2 years with the Ready. Set. Read! project at the United Way of Berks County, is leaving…


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