Opportunity & News Views

The Georgia Community Action Association understands that in the fight against poverty, education is an essential tool.

investing in children


We value our partnership with the Georgia Head Start Association

According to GHS facts and figures, 24,083 children were enrolled in Head Start for 2013-2014 in the state of Georgia. The GCAA Network is proud to be part of creating a brighter future for Georgia’s youth. Giving future generations a “head start” is our way of taking preventive measures in our endeavor to eradicate poverty in Georgia.

energy assistance

LiHeap

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides assistance to help offset the increased cost of energy for home heating during winter. The program is targeted towards senior citizens, disabled individuals, and low-income families that meet eligibility requirements. Georgia CAAs are committed to providing quality customer service and assistance to Georgia’s low-income families facing crisis. In 2014, GA LIHEAP provided over 122,161 households with heating. We realize that sometimes our families simply need to make it through “life’s winter” in order to realize the promise of becoming self sufficient.

Weatherization

The mission of Georgia Weatherization Assistance Program is to reduce state and national consumption of energy while providing a safe, improved environment and enhanced quality of life for Georgia’s income eligible households. Currently, WAP operates in all of Georgia’s 159 counties.

Weatherization Assistance Program works with low-income households to reduce energy costs by providing free home energy efficiency testing and solutions for low-income individuals and families. From program years 2010 through 2013, WAP weatherized 20,106 homes.