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December/January 2019 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

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IN-CAA Newsletter – December/January 2019

News

TAKE ACTION with IIWF during Indiana's legislative session
2019 IN-CAA Legislative Policy Agenda
The Indiana General Assembly is back in session!  To set more Hoosier families on a path to prosperity, the Indiana Institute for Working Families will focus on five priority areas as part of its ambitious 2019 Legislative Policy Agenda – read full article.

Community Impact

Christmas Surprises
Benton County Community Foundation provides assistance to local CAPWI programs
Barbara Creek and Katrina Molter, board members of the Benton Community Foundation, spread Christmas joy by delivering Santa Grant checks to local programs run by Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana (CAPWI) – read full article.

CAPE offers free books to community through lending libraries
Calling all readers!  The Community Action Program of Evansville & Vanderburgh County, Inc. (CAPE) now offers free books through lending libraries at two of their locations in Evansville – outside of CAPE's administrative offices and at the CAPE PLACE Head Start classroom.  Located outdoors, the books are free to the public 24 hours a day, many of the books having been donated by CAPE staff as well) – read full article.

Pace's JUMP! program helps participants gain job-readiness skills
Pace Community Action Agency leaders had a vision – to assist unemployed or underemployed individuals, 24 to 40 years old, in gaining job skills and job placements.  With that, the JUMP! (Journey Upward, Making Progress) program was born, funded by an innovation grant from the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority – read full article.

Area IV Agency's Ramp-Up Indiana Program helps family reunite for the holidays
Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs built its 13th accessibility ramp through the Ramp-Up Indiana Program on Dec. 16.  This ramp was built for Loran Robison, a client with quadriplegia due to a recent car accident.  His wife, Betty, described the stress they both felt, not knowing whether Robison would be able to be discharged in time for Christmas.  The ramp was a blessing for them both – read full article.

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