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Welcome to the Web site of the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama!
To reduce the causes and adverse consequences of poverty and to empower low-income individuals, families and communities to achieve self-sufficiency through advocacy, resource utilization and service delivery.
We view ourselves, the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, Inc. as a unified, results oriented, community services partnership committed to increasing economic justice among the people who live in our community. We will accomplish this vision through a capable, dedicated, and compassionate staff implementing carefully chosen programs which reduce the causes and adverse consequences of poverty and increase the self-sufficiency of those being served.
What's New at Community Action
In a Press Release from the Executive Director of the Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Sallye Longshore states, "In Alabama over 9,000 children are victims of child abuse and neglect each year. The real cost of child maltreatment is the heartbreak of shattered lives and destroyed families. The economic impact of child maltreatment is enormous and must be addressed. We must do more to prevent child abuse and neglect before it can occur”.
As April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, the timing underscores the important role communities play in protecting children. Community-based programs that receive funding from The Children’s Trust Fund of the Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, work diligently to strengthen families by educating and enhancing protective factors that work to prevent child maltreatment and promote optimal child development.
Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama offers Programs that work with parents to educate and teach parenting skills for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Mothers Program and the Northwest Alabama Responsible Parenting Program. For more information contact our Program Coordinators.