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October 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

in-oct-2016IN-CAA Newsletter – October 2016


TRI-CAP Hosts Mammogram Events in Honor of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month
TRI-CAP celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month by making mammograms more accessible to women at three mobile mammogram events in October – read full article.


The Indiana Community Action Network Adds Three New ROMA Trainers
The Indiana Community Action Association is happy to introduce three new Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers - Julie Hackerd of Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Susan Laughlin of PACE Community Action Agency and Joel Troxell of Interlocal Community Action Program, Inc.  This certification is part of the National ROMA Peer-to-Peer Training (NPtP) program designed for community action professionals – read full article.

Community Impact

Insulation Project to Save Low-Income Households Tens of Thousands in Energy Costs
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members and several organizations, 22 low-income families in Monroe County will now live in homes with well-insulated attics – read full article.

ICAP Serves as Child Safety Seat Inspection Station for Parents, Caregivers
Interlocal Community Action Program, Inc. (ICAP) is a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station, a place where parents and caregivers can make an appointment to have their child safety seats inspected by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) – read full article.

HOPE Transit Helps Disabled, Elderly Through Medical Transportation Services
Cory Thompson has lived in Benton County all of her life with her mother.  Due to disabilities, neither Cory nor her mother are able to drive themselves to necessary medical appointments. Benton County is a small rural area with minimal medical services available.  Most residents must seek medical services in Lafayette-West Lafayette, which is more than 30 miles away from Cory and her mother – read full article.


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