Community Action…Real Change Agents in Georgia

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

In 2012, in the midst of a challenged economy, Georgia CAAs helped 2192 low income individuals find employment and an additional 873 completed their GED/ ABE and received their diploma/certificate. Without the basic tools such as, education and employability training and affordable childcare, many people find the road to self sufficiency illusive. In Georgia, there are 20 Community Action Agencies that are leading the cause in providing opportunities and empowerment tools to strengthen low income families. Our goal is simple…we will continue to fight poverty and empower Georgians until every low income family in the state of Georgia is self sufficient. We are Community…the real change agents in Georgia.

investing in children


We value our partnership with the Georgia Head Start Association

According to GHS facts and figures, 29,066 children were enrolled in Head Start for 2011-2012 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 2011, GA LIHEAP provided over 228,000 households with LIHEAP financial assistance. 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.

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, signed by President Obama, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) Weatherization Program Recovery Act received more than $124 million to further its mission.

From August 2009 through March 2010, the Georgia Weatherization Network has created over 200 jobs. Last year, the 3,618 clients were served and 2,467 homes were weatherized.