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Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama

From time to time, EVERYONE needs help.

We help.

Welcome to the Web site of the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama!

Our Mission
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.



Garden Program Extended through March 23rd!

Free garden supplies will be provided to qualifying households living on limited-incomes in Franklin, Colbert and Lauderdale counties.

Sign up NOW - March 23, 2018
Please call between 1-4 pm M-F ONLY

To participate residents must live within FRANKLIN, COLBERT OR LAUDERDALE counties.  Residents must meet income guidelines as defined.
Maximum monthly gross income (prior to take-out) cannot exceed the following;
Single Person in Household - $1,507
Two-Persons in Household - $2,030
Three-Persons in Household - $2,552
each additional person in household add $522 per month to gross

Registered applicants will recieve a postcard notice in early April.  This postcard will have the instructions when/where to pick up and is REQUIRED to receive the supplies.  Please bring this post card with you!


Frisbee Tournament raises $$ for Meals on Wheels

Betty Rutledge Baker loved many things.. included were Meals on Wheels and Frisbee! Her son, Chris Rutledge, could think of nothing more fitting to honor his mother's memory than to sponsor a fund-raising Frisbee Tournament making Meals on Wheels it's recipient.  Thanks to Chris and his wife Lyndsey's efforts more than $2,000 was raised to help purchase meals.

Winter Utility Available for Elderly and Disabled

Our winter utility assistance program has begun for the elderly and disabled.  General public will be seen starting in February 2018.

Households with the elderly, 60 and older, and disabled persons may call the appointment line at 256-764-5142 to check for available appointments. Please review the required documents list needed to receive assistance. 

Grant Funds Awarded to Area

Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention check presentation. Community Action Northwest programs, Mothers and Responsible Parenting/Fatherhood, were included in the grants.

"Your Community" Survey

Please take our 5 minute Community Survey.  Click - Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Community Survey  Thank you for your help!

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