Making An Impact


Working to empower low-income individuals and families across the Commonwealth, Community Action partners are making a profound impact on the citizens we serve. Each year, we touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians, all striving to attain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

Through programs and services focused on influencing the social determinants of health, we are directly improving the health and well-being of current and future generations. Here’s a snapshot of the impact we made this past year. We invite you to learn more.

Making an Impact

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workers
300

individuals receiving GED with assistance


470

individuals receiving a recognized credential, certificate or degree with Community Action assistance

3,411

clients obtained employment with Community Action assistance


1,844

individuals received career coaching

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kitchen-helpers
11,341

seniors maintained an independent living situation with Community Action support


2,057

households obtained safe and affordable housing

40,773

people received prepared meals


17,543

people provided food resources through local food banks, commodity distributions and food share programs

Community Needs Assessment


More than 17,500 Kentuckians made their voices heard in our annual CNA survey. When asked to identify the three most critical needs in their communities, this is what they had to say.

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8,393

Kentucky childen worked toward school readiness goals through Head Start and Early Head Start


2,412

children received dental screenings/exams

19,142

clients enrolled through the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange


3,900

individuals reported improved physical health and well-being

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Home Improvement
743

career advancement related program participants reported increased incomes


2,344

clients participated in financial management programs

176,339

applications approved for utility assistance through LIHEAP (Crisis and Subsidy)


6,838

energy-efficient improvements made through weatherization


307,668

individuals participating in Community Action programs and services

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What does community action mean to you?
"They help us stay warm in the winter."
"They are always there when you are in need."
To get people involve and take ownership in their community.