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September 2019 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – September 2019


IIWF report makes Indiana's payday-lending crisis clear
Mostly out-of-state companies have drained more than $300 million in finance charges from Hoosier households and communities in the last five years alone – read the article.

All of Indiana now served by Covering Kids and Families
With the addition of Community Action Program of Western Indiana, Inc., all counties in the state are now covered. Meet one of the new navigators – read the article.

Community Impact

BEED Program helps restaurant bring desserts, drinks and community to Lafayette
Richelle Peterson, owner of Richelle in a Handbasket, received a loan from Area IV's Business Expansion and Entrepreneurship Development Program — and very successfully grew her business – read the article.

11 students awarded scholarships for social services, health and education studies
Hoosier Uplands awarded the scholarships to one graduating senior from each of the high schools in the five counties it serves – read the article.

Socialization events are fun for kids, families
Lincoln Hills Development Corporation's Early Head Start children and families meet twice a month for play, learning and community – read the article.



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