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June 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

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IN-CAA Newsletter – June 2017

News

IIWF helps lead campaign to protect SNAP for Hoosiers
Together with Feeding Indiana's Hungry, the Indiana Institute for Working Families (IIWF) is leading a campaign called SNAP Works for Hoosiers to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from the drastic and unprecedented cuts proposed in President Donald Trump's budget – read full article.

DID YOU KNOW?
These helpful resources are available to case managers & community action staff members – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was founded in the wake of the Great Recession to protect and empower consumers, has a couple of features that may be useful to case managers and other community action staff - a complaint process and educational resources – read full article.

CAPWI announces winner of Joan Cline Memorial Scholarship
Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana (CAPWI) is excited to announce Warren County's Karsyn Zenor as the winner of this year's Joan Cline Memorial Scholarship award – read full article.

Events

CAPWI celebrates the end of another great year of the TALKS Leadership/Mentoring Program
TALKS Leadership/Mentoring Program, run by the Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana (CAPWI), is a program designed to increase emotional intelligence and wisdom in young people through adult mentorship.  TALKS stands for Transferring a Little Knowledge Systematically.  On Sunday, May 7, mentors, students, families and local school personnel joined together at Twin Lakes Camp & Conference Center to celebrate another year of the program’s success in Fountain County – see newsletter for full article.

CAPE Minority Health Initiative hosts event to discuss Indiana's infant mortality rate
On May 15, Vanderburgh County health officials gathered at a lunch event sponsored by the CAPE Minority Health Initiative that focused on the issues surrounding Indiana’s high infant mortality rate – see newsletter for full article.

Community Impact

Area IV honors 106-year-old, independent senior at annual meeting
In a small, rural town near Lafayette resides a sweet lady named Elsie Allen. Elsie has been a client with Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs since the mid-1990s, when she began receiving services from the Energy Assistance Program and Homemaking Services program. Since then, she has continued to utilize the services offered to her, including home-delivered meals and the use of a personal response system monitor that enables her to live independently at 106 years of age – see newsletter for full article.

Combined Community Services Honors College Graduates
On Friday, May 19, Combined Community Services staff members held an open house event to celebrate four of their Project Independence clients who recently earned their degrees from Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech – see newsletter for full article.

Hoosier Uplands works to improve communities with Community Development & Improvement Program
One of the goals of the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation is to improve living conditions in its service area.  To accomplish this, the agency has a Community Development Improvement Program (CDIP) that focuses on eliminating blighted living quarters, improving existing structures, improving or creating community spaces and assisting in general community improvement – see newsletter for full article.

Pace hits the road for Head Start’s second Annual Recruitment Day
On May 23, Head Start staff members of the Pace Community Action Agency embarked on their Second Annual Recruitment Day for the program.  The recruitment day gives staff members a chance to talk with various community organizations, representatives and families about the many benefits of the Head Start program – see newsletter for full article.

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