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January 2018 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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OACAA Briefing - January 2018

Network News

Saving Lives: Affordable housing plays a major role in combating America's opioid crisis
(Source: Donna Kimura, Affordable Housing Finance)
We invite you to read this comprehensive article about the role of housing in the fight against opioids in America. In it, you will learn more about what Kentucky and other states are doing, as well as learn more about the Pearl House, a project completed in 2015 with Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency – read more.

Head Start in Hicksville Gets A Permanent Home!
(Source: West Bend News)
Head Start finally gets a building to call their own! In Hicksville, Ohio there is a restaurant that recently opened named Casa Grande that is across from Sailors gas station. Behind the restaurant, and part of the same building, is the location for the new facility housing Hicksville Head Start! The address is 520 West High Street – read more.

Association Updates

Don’t forget the evaluations
For those of you who were able to join us last week at #OHWLC18, thank you!  ... Your feedback is important to us and allows us to continue developing relevant conference workshops and stand-alone conferences. Please be sure to complete the overall conference and individual workshop evaluations!

Save the Date!
2018 OACAA Annual Summer Conference
July 25-27 in Dayton, OH

Staff Spotlight

Jacqueline Fox of West Ohio CAP
Chief Executive Officer, WOCAP, 32 years with Community Action
"It is clear she possesses the passion for the organization's mission as she persistently searches for opportunities and finds innovative ways to improve and reach the goals of the community, as well as our agency," said Lauren Link, Planning and Development Director at WOCAP. "Her success has been proven through her record of productivity, and she continues to go beyond her duties by always viewing the big picture and collaborating with community partners to better serve individuals in the service area."
Read the full article

Community Action in Ohio Blog – Latest Postings

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

2018 Winter Legislative Conference Recap

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