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Community action: Helping people, strengthening communities

As residents across Connecticut struggle to make ends meet in one of the richest states in the nation, our Community Action Agency (CAA) Network is on their side. Through critical Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding, CAAs — the state and federal designated antipoverty agencies— provide cost-efficient and programmatic-effective essential, basic human needs services like food, shelter, heating assistance, employment and training, and child care to the state’s low and moderate income communities in all 169 cities and towns.

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State and federal budget cuts leave those in need behind

Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies are facing state and federal budget cuts unlike anything we’ve seen in our 50+ year history of serving low-income and working poor individuals and families. Last month over 200 CAA network staff, board members, and customers attended Community Action Day at the State Capitol to make their voices heard against these cuts, which will severely impact our ability to effectively serve Connecticut’s most vulnerable residents.

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Keep Connecticut’s commitment to community action

As discussions and negotiations begin around the FY 2016-2017 midterm budget adjustments this legislative session, it is critical that the state continue its deep-seated commitment to Connecticut’s Community Action Agency (CAA) Network and antipoverty efforts. For more than 50 years, Connecticut’s CAAs, the state and federal designated antipoverty agencies, have provided basic human needs services such as food, shelter, heating assistance, and childcare to limited income individuals and families in all 169 cities and towns.

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Don’t cut essential funding for Connecticut people in need

Once again, critical funding for the state’s low-income individuals and families is on the chopping block. Connecticut’s Community Action Agency (CAA) Network is advocating to Gov. Dannel Malloy and the legislature to protect and preserve Human Services Infrastructure (HSI) funding, the “core” funding for CAAs, from being cut in the FY 2016-2017 biennial budget.

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Energy assistance for families needs to be preserved

On a sunny summer day, it’s easy to forget that winter is just around the corner.  That’s no problem for some, as the thought of winter conjures up happy memories of family gatherings, snowmen, and hot cocoa. But for more than 300,000 families throughout Connecticut, winter is a time of desperation and danger, because they can’t […]