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January 2021 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – January 2021


Go Inside the Statehouse every Friday
Join the forum to hear what's happening in the Indiana legislature, ask questions and learn which bills are affecting working families – read the article.

Community Impact

SUCCESS STORY: Mr. Tislow is able to stay in his home, thanks to new furnace
Tislow was at risk of having to move out of his home if he didn't get a working heating system...fast. Pace was able to help – read the article.

SUCCESS STORY: Heat for the holidays
Melissa Arnold's heater stopped working on Christmas day. It was also leaking carbon monoxide into her home. Area IV was able to help – read the article.

SUCCESS STORY: Client finds hope and dignity with support of TRI-CAP
More downs than ups in the past year meant this family was wiped clean of savings – read the article.

Hoosier Uplands helps residents with suspended driver’s licenses
Drive to Remove Roadblocks program provides free legal services to help those in need obtain driving privileges, so they can obtain or maintain quality housing and employment – read the article.

Donations, grants allow CAAs to extend help during tough times
Several Community Action Agencies extend thanks to generous donors and funders who, over the past couple of months, together provided more than $275,000 to support Hoosier families – read the article.

Spotlight on Professionals

NWICA hosts first virtual conference with huge success
The originally scheduled, in-person conference was postponed due to the pandemic. It all worked out for the best.  Here's what happened – read the article.

INCAA network has access to national Community Action round-up newsletter
This unique resource includes special focus topics and short articles on CAA funding initiatives, innovative CAA programs and more – read the article.

In case you missed it: Twitter chat on #paidleave
State Representative Chris Campbell and State Senator Shelli Yoder joined Indiana Institute for Working Families for a chat about legislation that would allow all Hoosier workers 12 weeks of paid leave for certain family or medical reason – read the article.


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