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March 2019 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – March 2019


Bill designed to trap consumers in high-cost debt passed Indiana Senate 26-23, moves on to Financial Institutions
A bill that massively expands payday and subprime lending in Indiana is set for hearing on Tuesday, March 26.  Learn more about SB 613 and the disastrous consequences it threatens for low-income Hoosiers.

Vectren donates $348,400 to INCAA as Share the Warmth program donation
Funds from the program are distributed to 17 Community Action agencies in an effort to make homes more energy efficient for income-eligible customers in Indiana – read more.

Community Impact

Wiping out poverty — one roll of toilet paper at a time
After hearing a Head Start mother say she had to decide whether to buy toilet paper or food for her family, a Reform synagogue in Fort Wayne started a program that would send food and other items home with the children attending preschool in their own building – read more.

Humbled by the help: Fort Wayne woman is relieved to receive new heater this winter
In January, we had a record-breaking cold spell. Imagine, if you will, what you would have done if you didn’t have a working heat source during that dangerously cold weather. It’s a scary thought and one that Teri Rosalez, thankfully, did not have to face – read more.

Spotlight on Professionals

Indiana Institute for Working Families' Jessica Fraser named one of IBJ's 2019 Forty Under 40
There were more than 250 nominations this year, all of whom demonstrate leadership, initiative and dedication in pursuing their careers.  Find out why her staff nominated her for - and she achieved - this honor – read more.

Pace's Tanya Bezy earns master teacher credential
In December 2018, Tanya Bezy, Head Start program manager with Pace Community Action Agency, earned a master teacher credential from Ball State University, in collaboration with Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learner sand Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) – see newsletter for full story.


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