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About Us

Community Action's ultimate goal is to help low-income individuals and their families reach and maintain self-sufficiency.

"If there is an antidote for poverty, it’s hope. Hope that we can make it to the next day but also hope that you can live out your dreams. I believe hope connected to action changes the landscape of our lives and the lives of generations to come.”

-Vanessa Philbert, CEO of Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County


A Self-Sufficiency Story

In this video, Leah and others talk about their journey to self-sufficiency and the resources they leveraged to get back into the middle-class. (3.5 minutes) Click the image to view the video.


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.

Who We Are

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP)

  • A statewide membership organization representing 42 Community Action Agencies in the Commonwealth.
  • A statewide voice for local Community Action Agencies and low-income citizens.
  • The primary source of advocacy, education, technical assistance, news, and networking for the Community Action network in Pennsylvania.

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