Who We Are

About Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.

The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) has been serving Delaware County’s economically disadvantaged residents for over forty (40) years.  Delaware County Council established CAADC in 1979 to fight the “renewed war on poverty” and designated it the County’s anti-poverty agency.  CAADC is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation managed by a 15 member Board of Directors that equally represent the public, private, and client sectors.

Incorporated in 1979 and staffed in 1980, CAADC was initially funded with only a $50,000 planning grant.  CAADC started with only one (1) employee, its first and current Chief Executive Officer, Edward T. Coleman.  However, CAADC has grown extensively over the past forty (40) years to meet the needs and fill the gaps in services for residents of Delaware County.  This includes the opening of the first family shelter, Family Management Center, at the time in Delaware County in 1983.  Now over one hundred (100) staff members work together to serve needy families and individuals.

 

CAADC provides a wide variety of social services along the continuum of care leading to self-sufficiency including: intensive case management, emergency shelter (2 family shelters and one shelter for individuals), transitional/rapid re-housing, rental assistance, home ownership programs, affordable rental housing, community revitalization, utility assistance, fuel assistance, weatherization, lead-abatement program, workforce development programs, Veterans programs, food assistance, Food Stamp Participation Project, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites, life skills training, budget counseling, information and referral, transportation assistance, childcare, youth programs and senior programs.

Chief Executive Officer:  Edward T. Coleman

 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. and its affiliate corporations and partnerships is to assist residents to move toward economic self-sufficiency and to strengthen the community through innovative approaches to programs including: housing, workforce development, energy conservation, social services and community and economic development.

Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.

strives to prudently but creatively utilize all available resources and to develop community collaborations to reach our goals.

Vision Statement

Our community and residents are empowered to achieve economic stability.

Families successfully completed our Rapid Re-Housing and Transitional Housing Programs and were established in a permanent home.

Meals meals to homeless persons and needy families at the Life Center

Families helped by CAADC to obtain and/or retain stable housing.