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February 2017 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

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OACAA Newsletter - February 2017

Network News

Community Action works to promote 2-1-1 service
(Source: Star Beacon) More and more area officials are asking what the 2-1-1 hotline can do for their agencies and those they serve, Community Action representatives said Friday. The 2-1-1 number points those in need toward more than 200 social service agencies and their almost 600 assistance programs.

Tiffany Reid and Alissa Holdson, Community Action of Ashtabula County coordinators, hosted the first of a series of quarterly discussions Friday on how community and municipal leaders can best take advantage of the hotline – read more.

Galion students help stock shelves at Community Action Commission
(Source: Crawford Source) Galion City School District staff members are leading their students by example through community service of their own.  The staff participated in a food drive to support the Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission in Galion during a full day in-service Jan. 13.

The food drive was organized by the district's Food Services Department. February is recognized as Canned Food Month, and the goal was to help offset the cost of providing weekend backpack meals to Galion students – read more.

Association Updates

Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be held on March 24, 2017.

#OHWLC17 photo highlights now on Flickr
Photo highlights from #OHWLC17 and the mobile app activity stream are now available on Flickr!

2017 Annual Summer Conference
July 19-21 in Dublin, OH

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.

Grandparent caregiver receives emergency assistance

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