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November/December 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – November/December 2020


Institute urges legislators to step up for predatory-lending protections during pandemic
Hoosier families are striving to recover from job losses, cuts to working hours or unexpectedly dropping out of the workforce.  They need protection from costly debt that promises to provide a lifeline – read the article.

Community Impact

Family Meals Program addresses food insecurity, COVID impact on restaurants
Pace's innovative program supports both individuals and restaurants in need as they struggle with the impacts of the pandemic. It was granted $20,000 in support – read the article.

The fundamentals of success: Area IV customer meets independence goals with help of Life Skills Program
Carole Jarvis, the first resident of a new affordable-housing development in Lafayette, credits Area IV's program for new life-goal successes – read the article.

CAPWI receives grant for mobility program
Staff and volunteers can now remotely start the Mobility for Area Citizens program's vans and sedans, thanks to a grant from the Western Indiana Community Foundation – read the article.

REAL Services initiates computer classes for foster grandparents
Foster grandparents told REAL Services staff they were interested in computer classes, so REAL staff collaborated with the local university and library to develop a program just for them. The success was tremendous – read the article.

Spotlight on Professionals

CAPWI congratulates Danielle Antrim!
The teacher aide in Classroom 2 at Parke/South Vermillion Head Start has received her associate's degree in early childhood education – read the article.


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