Helping People. Changing Lives.
 
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UTILITY

ASSISTANCE

HOUSING

ASSISTANCE

2019

ANNUAL REPORT

Florence, Alabama
First Southern Bank, a Sustaning Sponsor with Meals on Wheels Shoals
Salvation Army Angel Tree Doates Meals f
Salvation Army donates Groceries for Meals
Mask On Alabama
Phil Campbell Elementary
Meals On Wheels with UNA Lends a Hand
Superheroes Work Here
Weatherization Program
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May is Community Action Month
CAANW Lives United
Gardening Program Vouchers for Spring
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month Activity
Sheriff Rick Singleton and Lauderdale County Deputies deliver Meals!
Don Southall with Colbert County Sheriff Deputy.
Publix gives Back
Housing Counselors
Salvation Army Helps Displaced Homeless During COVID 19
United Way Kick Off Campaign
In October, We Wear Pink
Pancake Day Volunteers
Affordable Trucking Partnership
Meals on Wheels Shoals
ROMA Training
Podcast with Big River Broadcasting
Hatton Elementary
Gardening Program
TVARA presents Donation to MOWS
Alpha Gamma Delta delivers
Fatherhood Program & a GED
Elk's Lodge
Local Heroes at Work delivering Meals!
Lexingtron School
Sustaining MOWS Sponsor, United Way - Thank you!

"Our mission is 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."  

Available 1/19/21 - COVID Impacted Utility Assistance for Households!

(COVID SERVICES available only to Households NOT previously assisted through Utility Programs.) Click Here!

 

OUR SERVICES

HELPING PEOPLE. CHANGING LIVES.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“I needed a push and they gave it to me. I'm blessed that Jackie was sitting in that courtroom that day, and decided to talk to me about the parenting program. It's a conversation that changed my life.” 

 

—  Nick Harden, Community Action Agency Northwest AL Fatherhood Program/GED Particpant

This program is made possible by funding through the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

 
 

ABOUT US

Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, Inc. is a private non-profit corporation. Incorporated under the law of the State of Alabama March 19, 1965 and organized for the purpose of planning, developing and administering programs and services designed to help eliminate poverty and encourage self-sufficiency. We are conveniently located in Franklin, Colbert and Lauderdale Counties to serve the residents of each county.  In April 2008 Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama was designated by the Governor of Alabama, Bob Riley, as a Family Resource Center. Our service area includes: Franklin, Colbert, and Lauderdale counties. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Vision


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.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

 

Community Action of Northwest Alabama is dedicated to 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.


We commit ourselves to the health and well-being of everyone. The unequal treatment of our diverse community based on race, gender, social class, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion and other categories protected under Federal and Alabama law, is not tolerated. All services are available to all persons and are carried out in accordance with all funding sources requirements and stipulations.
 

Community Action was born as part of the civil rights movement almost 56 years ago. We continue to denounce all forms of violence and any acts that dehumanize anyone. The words of the National Community Action Promise continue to be a voice for who we are and what we believe: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Community Action Agencies (CAA) are non-profit organizations fighting poverty at the local level. Established by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, CAA's operate in 96 percent of all cities and counties across the country. The nation's Community Action Agencies were the centerpiece of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty".

 

"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves our communities, and makes America a better place to live.
We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."

contact us...

Lauderdale County Office:

745 Thompson Street
Florence, Alabama 35630

Phone: 256.766.4330

Colbert County Office: 256-383-3832
505 N. Columbia Avenue
Sheffield, Alabama 35660

Franklin County Office: 256-332-7534
13150 Hwy 43, Suite 4
Russellville, Alabama 35653

          OPEN HOURS:

 

Mon - Fri: 8am - 4:30pm

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Community Action Agency Northwest Alabama --- Helping People, Changing Lives.

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month Activity

Recently, the Responsible Parenting/Fatherhood Program held a drive-thru style class to promote awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. Participants were given information about the 5 Protective Factors for Great Childhoods and "goodie bags". Pictured is Jackie Baker, NARP Program Coordinator and Shermen Jackson, NARP Program Facilitator. Together, they are helping make #GreatChildhoods happen.