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Webinar: Yes You Can Do the “L” Word!! (June 21) – ICAA

Open to CAAs from all states. From the Iowa Community Action Association, this webinar is all about the importance of the Community Action Network’s role in lobbying with a focus on the assets and strengths the Community Action Agency Board of Directors brings to our national advocacy work.

ICAA 2015 Training Conference

The 2015 Training Conference of the Iowa Community Action Association & Public Allies Iowa AmeriCorps will be held from June 2-5 in Des Moines, IA.

Missouri Community Action Network PSAs

The Missouri Association for Community Action and the Community Action Network are working to engage 2,000 community members in advocating for our vision. Three PSAs have now been produced to promote involvement with efforts to end poverty in Missouri.

Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program

The Department of Human Rights, Division of Community Action Agencies administers Iowa’s Statewide Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program that provides developmental services to families who are at risk of long-term welfare dependency.

Immigrant Advocacy

New Opportunities, Inc. established the Immigrant Advocacy Center to assist the growing population of immigrants with their efforts to gain legal status or citizenship.

Medication Assistance Program

Community Action of Southeast Iowa has developed the Medication Assistance Program to help persons with chronic health conditions gain access to prescription drugs that they otherwise could not afford.

Project Home Mission

Mid-Iowa Community Action established Project Home Mission to promote partnerships with area churches throughout Central Iowa to help low-income families become self-sufficient through both Project Home Mission and the Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program.

Story County Dental Clinic

Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) established the Story County Dental Clinic to make oral health care accessible for uninsured and underinsured area residents.

Youth Service Learning

Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) offers a Youth Service Learning Program to reduce substance abuse and to build youth leadership abilities.