Pennsylvania's Community Action Agencies help low-income families reach and maintain self-sufficiency.
"We run lots of programs, but we try and think how to broker those programs towards an end goal, and that’s helping a family to empower them to reach self-sufficiency or collaborating with the community to create a path out of poverty."
– Megan Shreve, CEO of South Central Community Action Programs
What is self-sufficiency?
Self-sufficiency is a measure of how much income is needed for a family to adequately meet its basic needs - without public or private assistance.
Why do people lose or haven't reached it?
Each individual has their own personal story about how they ended up in financial distress, which includes:
- a death in the family,
- loss of employment,
- underperforming educational experience,
- childhood hardships,
- increased housing costs or overwhelming debt,
- physical and mental health conditions,
- addiction, and more.
Community Action provides the resources an individual or family needs to get back on their feet.
What We Do: A Community Action Video
How to learn more or find an Agency or service.
Our client stories illustrate how barriers to self-sufficiency can be overcome when individuals accept the challenge of pursuing the opportunities provided by a local Community Action Agency.
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