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April 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – April 2016


Area IV's Volunteer Rural Public Transit Program Celebrates 30 Years of Service
This year, the Volunteer Public Transit Program of the Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs celebrates 30 years of service to its communities.  The program is dedicated to low-income residents of rural communities who often lack adequate transportation for errands and social activities – read full article.


TRI-CAP Spearheads the Creation of a Resource Fair for Laid-Off Alcoa Employees
In January 2016, Alcoa’s Warrick Operations in Newburgh, Ind., announced it would be reducing its workforce by 600 employees due to the closing of three aluminum smelters.  On March 10, the reduction took place, leaving 297 employees out of a job and many additional employees opting to take early retirement packages. Upon hearing of the lay-off, local TRI-CAP leaders went to work, reaching out to Alcoa and neighboring social service providers - both within and outside the TRI-CAP service area - in an attempt to organize a resource fair that would minimize the impact on these laid-off employees as much as possible – read full article.

Annual Pace Event Features Nationally Recognized Guest Speaker & Self-Reliance Award Presentation
A crowd gathered on Thursday, March 17, to enjoy the annual Stakeholders' Event of PACE Community Action Agency.  The evening featured a keynote address by Sister Simone Campbell, a nationally recognized religious leader, attorney and public policy expert, as well as the presentation of this year's Self-Reliance Award – read full article.

Community Impact

TRI-CAP Launches Fatherhood Coalition to Coach Low-Income Fathers
With the assistance of the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority's (IHCDA's) Innovative Grant and local funding from the Dubois County Community Foundation, TRI-CAP launched its Fatherhood Coalition in the fall of 2015.  There were 11 graduates in the fall, and today, there are 15 active participants in the spring sessions – read full article.


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