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CAFCA Announces Next Executive Director

CAFCA | June 17, 2019 |

The Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA) announced the selection of Deb Polun today as its next Executive Director.

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Connecticut Community Action Agencies Offering Free Tax Preparation

CAFCA | February 06, 2018 |

(New Britain)?Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are providing free tax preparation services to eligible individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Agencia de Acción Comunitaria Responde a Huracanes Irma y Maria

CAFCA | November 27, 2017 |

La red de agencias de Acción Comunitaria del Estado proporciona asistencia de socorro de desastre crítico para personas evacuadas a Connecticut por huracanes Irma y Maria. Hasta ahora, cientos de personas necesitadas han recibido ayuda a través de las agencias de acción comunitarias en Connecticut (CAAs). Les urge a las agencias asegurarse que otras personas que necesitan de alimentos, refugio, calor, cuidado de niños y otros servicios básicos se enteren de que hay ayuda.

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Community Action Responds to Hurricanes Irma and Maria

CAFCA | November 17, 2017 |

The state’s Community Action Agency Network is providing critical disaster relief assistance to Hurricane Irma and Maria evacuees relocating to Connecticut. So far, hundreds of people in need have been served by the state’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs). And, they want to make sure others who need food, shelter, heat, child care, and other basic services know that help is available.

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Community Action Convenes in Mystic; Bob Woodson, Khalilah Brown-Dean to attend

CAFCA | September 12, 2016 |

GROTON, CT-The Community Action Networks of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are holding the 2016 Southern New England Conference on September 15-16, 2016, at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. Nearly 200 Community Action Agency (CAA), State Association, and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) staff and board members will come together to attend workshops, network, share best practices, and discuss issues surrounding income inequality, the economy, and the upcoming election.

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Cafca Announces Kick-Off Of Statewide SSBG Case Management Program

CAFCA | June 08, 2016 |

NEW BRITAIN – The Department of Social Services (DSS) recently awarded the Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA) a statewide contract to manage the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Case Management program. CAFCA subcontracted with its network of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to ensure that qualifying individuals and families have access to SSBG case management services throughout the state.

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$72 Million in LIHEAP Funds Released: Oil Deliveries to Begin November 10th

CAFCA | October 29, 2015 |

(New Britain)?Connecticut’s congressional delegation recently announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $72, 346,318 in LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) funding for the State of Connecticut. The home heating program is operated by the Connecticut Community Action Network, which appreciates the ongoing work of our delegation as well as President Obama’s administration in making sure these funds are available for needy individuals, families, and vulnerable children and seniors as cold weather approaches.

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CT Poverty Report Release

CAFCA | January 27, 2013 |

“The poverty issue is ubiquitous,” Fred Carstensen, director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, said. “Almost everywhere we have seen increases. Not just in our core cities where we tend to think about it, but everywhere, even in our wealthy communities.”

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