The national Community Action network consists of over 1,000 nonprofit and public agencies that were created with the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) of 1964 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Although no two agencies are the same, they all share the common goal of alleviating the causes and consequences poverty. Annually, Community Action Agencies provide services to more than 15 million low-income people, including 4 million children, in 99 percent of the nation’s counties.
The CAC of Belmont County is a private nonprofit agency incorporated in 1965. For over 55 years, our agency has worked tirelessly toward developing solutions to address poverty and its effects on Belmont County residents. To that end, the CAC offers a variety of programs designed to support individuals and families in our county during difficult times by offering the tools and resources needed for self-sufficiency.
We are a private organization, founded in 1965, administering many federal, state and locally funded programs. These programs target areas such as housing, utility assistance, education, health, nutrition, youth employment programs, and transportation. It is our goal to alleviate the conditions of poverty in our county.