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June 3rd Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action Highlights inc. op-ed by CAFCA’s executive director – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

May 6th Newsletter – CAFCA

New Name for ABCD, Inc. – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

April 28th Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action is Open During COVID-19 – CAAs serving residents during COVID-19 – Connecticut’s COVID-19 resources

February 2020 Newsletter – CAFCA

NECAP 2020 Presidential Forum – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

2019 Annual Report – CAFCA

The Connecticut Association for Community Action Partnership has published its 2019 annual report to highlight the work of Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies.

October 2019 Newsletter – CAFCA

More than over 100 CAA staff members complete Community Health Worker training – Community Action Highlights – Items of Interest – Community Events

September 2019 Newsletter – CAFCA

CAFCA at the Community Action Partnership’s 2019 Annual Convention – Community Action Highlights – Items of Interest – Community Events

2018 Annual Report – CAFCA

The Connecticut Association for Community Action Partnership has published its 2018 annual report to highlight the work of Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies.

January 2017 Newsletter – Connecticut Association for Community Action

2016 CAFCA Annual Report and 2017 Legislative Priorities – CAA acquisition of another CAA wraps up – Subaru Shares the Love for TVCCA – Items of Interest including IRS delaying tax refund for millions of low-income families…Toll of poverty on children’s mental health…Minimum wage rises in CT – and more!

May 2016 Newsletter – Connecticut Association for Community Action

CAFCA awarded statewide SSBG Case Management contract by the Connecticut Department of Social Services – CAA Highlights – Items of Interest including A common sense plan to reduce poverty…Poor renters devote more of their income to keeping the lights on…The countless ways poverty affects people’s health…How 5 dimensions of poverty stack up, and who’s at the greatest risk.

CAFCA 2015 Annual Report

The Connecticut Association for Community Action has published its 2015 annual report to highlight the work of Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies – Community Action: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities.

November 2015 Newsletter – Connecticut Association for Community Action

OMB Super-Circular Training for CAAs, CAA op-eds against cutting essential funding for people in need, Effect of social benefit programs chronically underestimated by the public, Worker for five decades still needs food stamps to get by, Powerful impact of the social safety net, Community Action Poverty Simulation, and 2016 New England Community Action Presidential Forum.

2015 Connecticut Community Action Agency Conference

The Connecticut Association for Community Action’s 2015 Conference is being held in Farmington, CT on October 9th. Workshops being offered in case management, HR, CSBG Org Standards, Finance, Governance, Planning, and Energy.

September 2015 Newsletter – Connecticut Association for Community Action

HRA launches new phone system, Shift in geography of poverty since 1960, Doing the numbers on food insecurity in the U.S., 2 in 5 American children spend at least a year in poverty (report), It’s expensive to be poor, Severe poverty affects brain size (study), and How much money do U.S. families need to get by?

CAFCA 2014 Annual Report

The Connecticut Association for Community Action has published its 2014 annual report to highlight the work of Connecicut’s Community Action Agencies – Community Action ∼ Making a Difference: Partnerships that work, Results that matter.

Connecticut Poverty Report

Meeting the Challenge: The Dynamics of Poverty in Connecticut…is one step toward describing, statistically and anecdotally, and in narrative and graphic form, just how deep and wide the conditions of poverty are that exist in Connecticut. Recommendations are offered for making Connecticut a place where all citizens do not just survive—they thrive.

Free to Grow

The Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc. is part of the Free to Grow national demonstration program that brings together broad-based community partners to support locally tailored, integrated approaches to strengthening families and communities. Free to Grow is implemented through Head Start and works to enhance protective factors and decrease risk factors in both the family and the community to serve as a buffer against substance abuse and child abuse.

CAFCA Strategic Plan Framework

The Connecticut Association for Community Action has developed a Strategic Plan Framework depicting the organization’s Mission/Value/Position, Targeted Results Linked with National ROMA Goals, and CAFCA’s Annual Operating Plan.