President Johnson signing the
Economic Opportunity Act in 1964
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Helping People, Changing Lives:
What is Community Action
The Lifeline Newsline – Fall 2015
To lead the community in the fight against poverty by offering programs and opportunities to empower our residents to achieve self-sufficiency.
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Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty.
Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency.
Lifeline, Inc. is Lake County's Community Action Agency
- Coalition on Housing and Support Services of Lake County
- Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce
- Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
- Ohio AIRS
- Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
- In 2015, Lifeline's Community Services & HEAP Offices served 2,936 unduplicated Lake County households.
- During the 2014-2015 HEAP Winter Crisis Season, nearly 1,150 Lake County households received assistance keeping their heat on.
- During the 2015 HEAP Summer Crisis Season, over 350 Lake County households received assistance with cooling during the hot summer months.
- In 2015, 2-1-1 Lake County provided information & referrals to nearly 35,000 callers.
- There are over 1,000 Community Action Programs in the United States.
- There are 48 Community Action Agencies in Ohio.
All programs require completion of intake paperwork with one of our staff members, usually by appointment. Customers must provide income verification, social security numbers and birthdates for all household members, and other documentation as specifically required by each program. All customers must also be Lake County residents.