New Success Stories Every Month
The Agency Spotlight newsletters feature true stories about real people in Pennsylvania who partnered with their local Community Action Agency to solve barriers to their personal and financial well-being. They include:
- clients reaching and/or maintaining self-sufficiency;
- PA residents finding assistance that helped them through situational poverty;
- Agency programs and partnerships that positively affect local communities.
We hope their stories offer you hope to get help.
Spotlight On Community Action Partnership of Cambria County (CAPCC)
- Rita Wasnick awarded the VCI Ed Cernic, Sr. Community Support Recognition Award for starting the Veteran Back Pack Project for homeless Veterans entering shelters and the Stuff The Boot Campaign aiding Veterans with emergency and critical financial needs.
Spotlight On Community Progress Council of York County (CPC)
- Roger and his son, Noel are 2nd and 3rd generation clients of Community Action in York County. Their story is about the commitment of nurturing the son's emotional needs with the support of the CPC Head Start program and the support Roger receives, enabling him to support his son and mother financially.
Spotlight On Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action (STEP), Inc.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP): Two true stories of reduced utility costs and safer homes created for two residents through Community Action & WAP. Individuals and families secure and maintain safe, affordable, and energy-efficient housing. Community Action Agencies across PA assist residents in applying and completing the Weatherization Assistance, or similar programs, for their homes.
Spotlight On Lebanon County Community Action (LCCA)
- The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP): Five true stories of how Community Action & ERAP are helping families face several Covid-19 burdens. Residents struggling to pay rent and utilities are getting financial assistance from Community Action Agencies in paying their rent and utilities.
Spotlight On Blueprints of Washington & Greene Counties
- Community Action is helping our front line workers survive the financial burden of Covid-19. When hours are cut short and the cost of living becomes a burden, CAA programs and assistance are available throughout the state. Irene Keirsbilck, a 42-year Home Ownership Counselor with Blueprints, along with other counseling staff across PA, play important roles in helping our state's front line workers.
Spotlight On Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)
- Housing and support are provided for fortunate fathers vowing never to return to prison. The Fathers House provides free housing and support services. Their goal for these men is successful reentry and self-sufficiency following their graduation from the program, and relocation from The Fathers House into their own homes. CADCOM's The Fatherhood Empowerment Center is another example of CAA providing solutions to the "Father Absence" Crisis experienced by many families.
Spotlight On Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. (CSO)
- A youth program helps bridge the gap to careers. Students get help graduating from high school, getting a job, enrolling in post-secondary education and joining the military amid the uncertainty for many in this pandemic. CSO's Bridges to the Future Program, along with similar programs at other Agencies, helps eligible students across PA.
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