Community Action, Inc.
Primarily Serving Clarion and Jefferson Counties, Pennsylvania

Helping Local Veterans Avoid Homelessness

Community Action, Inc.’s (CAI) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Project provides assistance to Veteran families experiencing a housing crisis. Veteran families who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless receive intensive case management to assist them achieve long-term housing stability and economic independence by locating permanent housing and addressing other issues affecting the household. Financial assistance may be available. If you are a Veteran or know a Veteran facing a housing crisis in Clarion or Jefferson County, please contact Community Action, Inc.’s SSVF Case Manager, Jada Shields, at (814) 226-4785 ext. 105 or toll free at 1-800-648-3381, ext. 209 for additional information.

Wireless Zone Encourages Adult Education

The Adult Education Project at Community Action, Inc. received a grant from The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving are: (l-r) Community Action, Inc.

The Adult Education Project at Community Action, Inc. received a grant from The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving are: (l-r) Community Action, Inc.'s Adult Education Supervisor, Crystal White; Executive Director, Susan Fusco; Wireless Zone of Punxsutawney Store Manager, Steven Phipps, and Sales Representative, Courtney Craft.
The Verizon - Wireless Zone and its franchises recognize the value of education and technology in building a skilled workforce, especially for non-traditional students. Recently, Community Action, Inc.’s (CAI’s) Adult Education Project received a $2,000 donation from the Wireless Zone of Punxsutawney to assist Jefferson County individuals to meet educational or employment goals...

CARES Rent Assitance

CARES Rent Relief Assistance Available for Renters
IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be aware that the authority to accept and process rental assistance requests pursuant to Act 24 of 2020 expired on September 30, 2020. At this time PHFA and its agents lack the authority to accept new applications. However, based upon on-going legislative initiatives occurring in the Pennsylvania legislature, PHFA anticipates that authority for COVID related rental assistance will be reenacted by the General Assembly. Upon reenactment of authority, PHFA and its agents will start accepting applications again. Please check back on the PHFA website regularly to see if applications for assistance are reopened. PHFA will also send media notices if reauthorization occurs, so also watch media. If you previously submitted an application electronically or via the United States postal service with a post date of September 30, 2020 or earlier, we will continue to process your application.

New Virtual Adult Education Classes Available in Jefferson County

Reaching adulthood does not mean we stop learning and neither does COVID-19. Knowing there are always skills adults can brush up on, Community Action, Inc. (CAI) offers adult-oriented classes in Jefferson County. The classes help people with job skills, basic learning skills, GED prep, and even with enrolling in post-secondary education.

SSVF COVID-19 Crisis Response

ssvf covid-19 flyer

CareerLink Assistance Available

CL contact information

Weatherization Contractors Needed

Flyer with information about CAI

Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors

Back Row: Commissioner Wayne Brosius; Richard Fetterman (President); Lori Brown; Lee Stewart (Treasurer); Ron Wilshire (Vice President) Front Row: Granville Carter; Rebecca Mitchell; Renee Vowinckel; Robin Lutz (representing Senator Scott Hutchinson; Pam Johnson (Assistant Secretary); Deborah Shook; Zachery Zankey (representing Representative Cris Dush). Missing: Representative Donna Oberlander; Clara Belloit; Melva McGranor; Mayor Rich Beck; Commissioner Jack Matson; Amy Ortz

Back Row: Commissioner Wayne Brosius; Richard Fetterman (President); Lori Brown; Lee Stewart (Treasurer); Ron Wilshire (Vice President) Front Row: Granville Carter; Rebecca Mitchell; Renee Vowinckel; Robin Lutz (representing Senator Scott Hutchinson; Pam Johnson (Assistant Secretary); Deborah Shook; Zachery Zankey (representing Representative Cris Dush). Missing: Representative Donna Oberlander; Clara Belloit; Melva McGranor; Mayor Rich Beck; Commissioner Jack Matson; Amy Ortz