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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 have throughout Kentucky. We invite you to learn more.

Making an Impact

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workers
150

individuals receiving GED with assistance


459

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

2,028

clients obtained employment with Community Action assistance


1,564

individuals received career coaching

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kitchen-helpers
8,530

seniors maintained an independent living situation with Community Action support


4,035

individuals obtained safe and affordable housing

20,238

people received prepared meals


68,271

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

Community Needs Assessment


More than 13,000 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.

Take the Survey Here

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doctor-patient
10,405

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


1,141

children received dental screenings/exams

16,788

clients enrolled through the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange


4,686

individuals reported improved physical health and well-being

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home-improvement
394

career advancement related program participants reported increased incomes


2,148

clients participated in financial management programs

227,746

applications approved for utility assistance through LIHEAP during Federal Fiscal Year 2021


840

energy-efficient improvements made through weatherization


320,234

individuals participating in Community Action programs and services 10/01/2020 to 09/30/2021

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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.