Upper Chichester, PA – May is National Community Action Month. Locally Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) is joining over 1,000 Community Action Agencies nationwide celebrating its efforts helping low-income people move toward self-sufficiency and economic stability. National Community Action Month highlights Community Action Agencies’ work helping millions of families and individuals escape poverty and achieve economic stability each year. Community Action Agencies have been supporting their local communities for over 55 years carrying out the Promise of Community Action to Help People and Change Lives.
As CAADC celebrates National Community Action Month, the Agency continues to be a vital social service provider at the forefront of Delaware County’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. CAADC has continued to provide emergency housing services to the homeless. In addition, CAADC has provided food assistance to many families. The Agency has also continued to provide workforce development initiatives. CAADC is assessing how it will be able to help residents with rent and utility assistance as those issues begin to affect households. All of CAADC’s services are provided utilizing safe work practices, including personal protection equipment (PPE) as necessary, to deter the spread of COVID-19.
CAADC CEO Edward T. Coleman stated “Community Action Month is a wonderful time to honor and celebrate the impact Community Action has in the lives of families and communities across the country. We also really appreciate the brave work of our staff and the many community partners that are supporting us during this difficult time.”
CAADC, a non-profit corporation, provides a wide range of services aimed at encouraging self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and helping families facing an economic crisis. CAADC’s website is www.caadc.org and residents can call (610) 874-8451 for assistance. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, residents needing help should call first to make an appointment or to discuss procedures for obtaining assistance.