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October 2015 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OH-Oct-2015OACAA Newsletter - October 2015

Network News

LEADS celebrates 50 years of helping people in Licking County
With a room filled to capacity at the Longaberger Golf Club, LEADS celebrated 50 years of helping people and changing lives last month while remembering many important people along the way. The event, which was fully covered by the generosity of a number of sponsors, hosted guests including Senator Jay Hottinger, Sarah "Sally" Heckman of the Thomas J. Evans Foundation, and LEADS' first executive director, Robert McGaughy – read article.

Pike CAC Social Services Program provides needed services, advocacy for locals
In the early 1980s, the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Program was first administered by the Community Action agencies throughout Ohio in an effort to provide a 30-day heating supply to low income Ohioans. To-date, the program has assisted over 2,000 Pike County households in staying warm and maintaining utility services – read article.

Association Updates

Upcoming Events
RPIC Region V Innovations Conference
November 9-10, 2015 in Cleveland, OH – detailed agenda.
Learn from Community Action peers, experienced experts, and creative colleagues throughout this two-day event.

Social Enterprise Training with CauseImpact
December 10, 2015 in Columbus, OH

Success Story

Seven complete Tech Connect
Frances Ellis hopes her new found computer knowledge will help her better manage her health. Francis…works at Lorain County Office on Aging. With severe arthritis in her hips and knees, she needed to train for a different position – read more.

2015 Legislative Advocacy Trainings

Voices for Ohio’s Children
Bring your passion for children & learn the legislative process – more info.


VirtualCAP RoundUP: Now free to OACAA members
A subscription to the VirtualCAP RoundUP is now a member benefit for all OACAA agencies. We encourage you to share the subscriber information with your staff and board to provide the maximum benefit to your agency. Non-OACAA members: find out how to subscribe.

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