CAC Celebrates 50 Years of service
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Community Action Council of Portage County and the fight in the War on Poverty in the Portage County area. To celebrate this special year, the CAC’s Board of Directors will be sponsoring a community celebration on Saturday, September 26th, 2015; from 10:30am to 1:00pm at the First Church of God in Ravenna on New Milford Road. This event is free to community members.
During the community event, there will be fun and family friendly activities as well as displays of photographs, letters, news articles, and other forms of media from the past to show the history of the CAC’s fight in the War on Poverty; this event will also be celebrating partnering programs such as Head Start of Portage County.
To better share the history of the CAC and Head Start, the CAC is asking community members with positive and motivational testimonies of the efforts of CAC and/or Head Start from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s to please contact them and share your story so that the CAC will be able to share them with the community. You may also share your stories through a form on our website by clicking on the tab (top of this page) labeled as "Celebrating 50 Years!!".
Although the event is free, due to limited seating and food, the CAC is asking for those who plan on attending to please RSVP and reserve your ticket(s) in advance.
To RSVP, share your story, donate or to obtain further information on how to get involved please contact the Community Action Council by phone at (330)-297-1456 Ext: 225, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE Meals for Kids!!!
The Community Action Council of Portage County, Inc. is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
Meals will be provided at the site(s) listed below:
Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted. All sites are closed on Friday, July 3, 2015.
For more information contact Community Action Council of Portage County at 330-297-1456 or email@example.com.
The Home Energy Assistance Program’s Summer Crisis Program will operate between July 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015 or until funds are exhausted. The program will operate Monday thru Friday beginning July 1st, but will be closed on Friday July 3rd. CAC will begin accepting appointments on June 24th and will also offer walk-in opportunities on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00 am and 11:00 am.
The Summer Crisis Program is designed to assist low-income households with a senior family member (60 or older) or a documented medical need for air conditioning. Each household could be eligible for up to $250.00 in payment assistance.
Households that are enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP+) are not eligible to receive a payment on their electric bill, but may be eligible to receive an air conditioning unit, but cannot have received an A/C unit thru CAC for the previous 3 years. Households must also be living at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Level. For a family of 4, that is roughly $3,536/month or $42,438 per year.
For more information, call CAC at 330-297-1456 and press 0 for the receptionist, or visit us at 1036 West Main Street in Ravenna. To schedule an appointment after June 24th, call 330-297-1456 and choose Option #1. CAC is open Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.