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Our latest news update is out! This month we write about the legacy of childhood poverty, why children today are less likely to earn more than their parents, the 2018 Farm Bill and new threats to SNAP, how a mother of three was impacted by her local Community Action Agency, and more. Click the heading above to read on.
The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment. Click the link above for more info.
This month we wrote about how the winter months impact low-income families, offered new ideas to help people access food security programs, and the retirement of Tay Waltenbaugh. We also announced that CAAP is returning to a standalone conference. Click above to read on.
Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now open for business. LIHEAP provides assistance, to both renters and homeowners, for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. Click on the link above to learn more about the program and how to apply.
In our October newsletter, we celebrate the 2018 Self-Sufficiency Award Winners and a successful re-entry program. We also discuss Community Action’s Response to the Opioid Crisis, a new research project focused on economic mobility, and the rise of the gig economy. Enjoy!
1.5 million Pennsylvanians remain in poverty, with 3.5 million near poor. Many working families struggle to make ends meet, while threats to SNAP, housing and Medicaid could increase hardship. Read the latest PA Poverty Snapshot by clicking on the title above.
CAAP’s latest newsletter it out! This month we write about the national and state-level poverty data release, a new funding opportunity for low-income families, our conference phone app, Weatherization Month, and upcoming events.
CAAP’s latest update is out! We write about a cash assistance program that is now taking applications, upcoming (and free) webinars that you won’t want to miss, and the White House and prominent GOP lawmakers’ newest tax cut plan that could harm low-income families and the middle-class.
This month we focus on two Community Action Agencies whose innovative programing helped individuals achieve their financial goals and empower young women from low-income families to become self-sufficient, independent leaders and to dream about the possibilities of a bright future. Additional articles focus on upcoming national conferences and a PA Supreme Court decision that protects Pennsylvanians living in deep poverty.
CAAP’s latest news update is out! This month we write about how Northern Tier Community Action is addressing affordable housing; the United Way’s new ALICE Project which describes a huge section of society that is employed yet still need assistance to make ends meet; CAPLAW’s national conference; and the 2018 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards.
Next Tuesday, May 15, is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Read CAAP’s latest update for a comprehensive rundown of what to expect. See you at the polls!
Our latest newsletter is out! In anticipation for Community Action Month, CAAP is spotlighting three agencies for their stellar work in supporting their local communities and helping move working families to financial stability.
Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Community Action Association of PA (CAAP), and the PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) are once again teaming up to bring Pennsylvania nonprofits an unforgettable conference experience. And we’ve got BIG NEWS! Not only are we now accepting workshop proposals and sponsors for the 2018 Collaborative Conference, we’re also excited to announce our opening keynote speaker.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect January 1 impacting every citizen, business, and state across the nation. The bulk of its benefits will support high-income households, foreign investors, and large corporations, while the average family will see a temporary paycheck boost until 2025 when the provisions that directly affect them expire. This and more in CAAP's March newsletter.
Today is the first of two online #CSBG advocacy days! The Trump administration wants to zero out Community Action's core funding program, CSBG, and many other human service programs. Let’s fight back by letting the world know how critical these programs are. Click on the title above to learn how.