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January 2017 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

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OH-Jan-2017OACAA Newsletter - January 2017

Network News

Job readiness program offered at MYCAP
(Source: The Vindicator)  The An anti-poverty agency on the city's North Side offers a free six-week job readiness program that prepares low-income Mahoning County residents to launch a competitive 21st-century job search, in which computer literacy is critical.

"Everybody in here is going to have at the end of the class a decent knowledge of computer skills," Roger Beltz, job-readiness class instructor and a licensed social worker at the Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership, told participants in a recent program orientation class.

"Between 80 and 90 percent of the jobs nowadays do not do paper and pencil or paper and pen resumes or applications anymore," said Beltz, who is MYCAP's employment skills and training program coordinator – read more.

Fighting hunger in southeast Ohio: Foodbanks, local agencies address regional food insecurity
(Source: The Athens Times)  Juanita Rutter of The Plains, soon to be 72, is just one of hundreds of thousands of senior citizens in Ohio who, through no fault of their own, are unable to provide enough food for themselves by standard means.

Rutter is also one of 130-140 clients in Athens and Hocking counties who receive near-daily hot and frozen meals delivered directly to their door by Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program (HAPCAP) on behalf of the Southeast Ohio Foodbank – read more.

New help line aims to connect addicts in Summit County with best agency to assist them
(Source: Beacon Journal)  A New Help Line aims to better connect Summit County residents addicted to alcohol, drugs or gambling with the best agency to assist them.  Callers to the Help Line, launching Tuesday, will be asked a few questions to determine which local treatment providers can best meet their needs. Once callers know their options, they can choose where they want to begin treatment. The Help Line staff will connect callers with the agency so they can make an appointment...

Association Updates

132nd General Assembly: OACAA Legislative Priorities
There are many issues that are important to the Community Action Network in Ohio.  To learn more about what OACAA is doing to help our network, read the 132nd General Assembly Legislative Priorities.

New OACAA/OCATO mobile app
Stay up-to-date with the Association's events with our new mobile app!  Download it today for iOS or Android and get connected for #OHWLC17!

Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be held on February 17, 2017.

Community Action in Ohio Blog

The Community Action in Ohio blog shares some of the ways in which Ohio's CAAs have helped people in their community.

#OHWLC17 is right around the corner!

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