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

Upcoming Community Action, Inc. Board Meeting

A Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors meeting will be held on 1/21/2021. More Information

Farmers National Bank Benefits Community Action, Inc.

Employees of Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, Punxsutawney Branch recently selected the AmeriCorps Seniors Project of Community Action, Inc. (CAI) to receive proceeds from their Community Jeans Day Program. Amy Wundrack, Punxsutawney Branch Manager, (left) announced the donation to Susan K. Fusco, Executive Director of CAI, (right).

Employees of Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, Punxsutawney Branch recently selected the AmeriCorps Seniors Project of Community Action, Inc. (CAI) to receive proceeds from their Community Jeans Day Program. Amy Wundrack, Punxsutawney Branch Manager, (left) announced the donation to Susan K. Fusco, Executive Director of CAI, (right).
Employees of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, Punxsutawney Branch, recently donated $550 to the AmeriCorps Seniors Project at Community Action, Inc. through donations gathered during the Bank’s Community Jeans Day program. Community Jeans Day is an Farmers National Bank employee program benefiting local organizations within the Bank’s footprint. Employees of the Bank are encouraged to donate each month and in return, are permitted to wear jeans on Fridays. All money raised goes back into the community through gifting to local, non-profit organizations such as Community Action, Inc. “Being part of the community and supporting local endeavors is important to Farmers National Bank and our employees participation in our community spirit is valued,” stated Amy Wundrack, Punxsutawney Branch Manager. “The Punxsutawney staff elected to donate to Community Action, Inc.’s AmeriCorps Seniors Project in recognition of the many programs CAI provides throughout Jefferson County and the importance of enabling individuals age 55 or older to remain active in our communities while providing skills and talents to non-profits and health care facilities,” added Wundrack. "The free Volunteer Income Tax Preparation services AmeriCorps Seniors provide will be especially important during the upcoming tax season," noted Wundrack. The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is an independent, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured community commercial bank headquartered in Emlenton, PA, operating 20 full-service offices in western Pennsylvania and Hancock County, West Virginia. For more information on Farmers National Bank, a subsidiary of Emclaire Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: “EMCF”), please visit the website at www.farmersnb.com or call Amy Wundrack, at (814) 938-5770. For more information on the AmeriCorps Seniors Project at Community Action, Inc., please visit www.jccap.org or contact Cheryl Shellhammer, AmeriCorps Seniors Director, at (814)938-3302, ext. 104 or [email protected]

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.

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