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November 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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OACAA Briefing – November 2019

Resources & Association Updates

Operation Warm, Coats for Kids now active!
Organizations interested in partnering with the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to distribute coats should follow the link provided to complete an online form – learn more.

2019 Exemplary Program Awards
Nominations for the 2019 Exemplary Program Awards are now being accepted!  Applications are reviewed and scored by Ohio University alongside experts in the Community Action Network. Programs meeting the exemplary threshold will be recognized at the 2020 Winter Legislative Conference – learn more.

Other items

  • Mourning Toni Graves who retired from Community Action after 40 years of service.  Even after her retirement, Toni continued to support the network as a Technical Assistant for OACAA
  • Hard-to-Count Census Resources from the Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition
  • Member Survey for OACAA’s 2020 Training and Technical Assistance Plan
Upcoming Events

OACAA’s 2020 Winter Legislative Conference
January 29-31 in Columbus, OH

Network News & Successes

Ohio CAA recognized for providing vital opportunities within community
(Source: The Canton Repository)
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies congratulates our member Stark County Community Action Agency on the recent recognition for outstanding civic volunteerism and community service with an Award of Appreciation by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce earlier this month – read the editorial.

Winter preview warns Butler County residents to prepare for extreme temperatures
(Source: Journal-News, Rick McCrabb)
Although the extended forecast calls for seasonable weather, this week’s frigid temperatures were a reminder that winter is nearing and that extreme conditions pose threats to vulnerable groups.

Kathy Becker, a Butler County homeless advocate, said it’s important for communities to open their doors to the homeless during the winter – read the full article.

Auction raises funds for Christmas for Kids program
(Source: The Register-Herald, Kelsey Kimbler)
Registration for Christmas for Kids is still open by appointment at these locations: United Way/Mental Health & Recovery Board, Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, your school district’s Success Liaison, Educational Service Center, and Head Start.  Registration is open until Nov. 30 – learn more.

Meals on Wheels levy passes, HAPCAP thanks voters
(Source: The Athens News, HAPCAP Letter to the Editor)
Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) would like to extend a sincere thank you to the voters of Athens County. On Nov. 5, the Athens County Senior Services Renewal Levy was passed with overwhelming support, guaranteeing funding for Meals on Wheels and Congregate Dining for the next five years – read the letter.

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