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Community Action Kentucky is the statewide association representing and supporting all 23 Community Action agencies across Kentucky. Collectively, we work to empower individuals and families to attain greater economic stability and long-term success.

With outreach offices in all 120 Kentucky counties, Community Action agencies provide life-changing resources to support a wide array of service areas, including food security, transportation, home energy, early childhood education, senior support, emergency services, housing, workforce development, family advocacy and more.


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CAK Mission

The mission of Community Action Kentucky is to build and strengthen the network of Kentucky's Community Action agencies resulting in the improvement in the lives of the people we serve. The organization accomplishes this mission by:

  • being an advocate on behalf of the poor;
  • promoting innovative and creative strategies to fight poverty;
  • mobilizing public and private resources;
  • promoting self-sufficiency of individuals, families, and communities;
  • stimulating community participation and leadership development;
  • creating services to meet basic human needs;
  • working in partnership with other community-based organizations; and
  • promoting equal opportunity and political, economic and social justice.

What We Do

As a statewide voice for local agencies, Community Action Kentucky works to identify and address policy issues impacting low-income individuals. To achieve this, we strive to cultivate broad-reaching partnerships that help us improve the delivery and impact of our programs and services.

Ensuring that our network agencies have the latest in technological resources is also a priority. That's why we also provide access to our state-of-the-art custom software system CASTiNET. By providing ongoing training and support, CAK and our partners are able to more effectively and efficiently administer vital programs and services across the Commonwealth.

Through constant improvement and forward thinking, Community Action Kentucky is making sure network members and their clients have the tools and resources they need.


Community Action Kentucky is a valuable resource that keeps all of the individual Community Action Agencies unified on important issues that impact the entire Commonwealth. Their leadership has been a valuable resource to me as I navigate complex community issues, forge new community partnerships and develop resources for the communities we serve.

Catrena Bowman, Executive Director
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

Having an active statewide voice for local community action agencies and low-income individuals in Kentucky is extremely important. CAK helps members with statewide programs and addresses public policy issues of importance to our communities.

Hal B. Goode, Executive Director
Central Kentucky Community Action Council

Community Action Kentucky member agencies are Kentucky’s poverty fighting network, representing every county in Kentucky.  By providing programmatic support and technical assistance to all 23 Community Action agencies, CAK enables us to deliver impactful services to the people we serve. 

Troy Roberts, Executive Director
Blue Grass Community Action Partnership