In January 2014, we began doing business as Tri County Community Action (TCCA) in order to better reflect our three county service area: Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry County, while also reinforcing Community Action’s promise to change people’s lives and improve communities.
We use a results oriented and outcome focused approach to promote self-sufficiency, family stability and community revitalization to eradicate poverty, through empowerment and helping people help themselves. Historically, the agency has mobilized funding and established an array of programs and services to address our stated mission – to create and maximize the resources necessary to address and eliminate barriers that individuals and families face in achieving economic self-sufficiency. Fifty one after our incorporation, we continue our work as THE principle anti-poverty planning organization in the tri county area.
In 2014, Tri County Community Action served 12,997 families representing 38,629 individuals in the region. These families received at least one of the myriad of services and programs available through Tri County Community Action, including:
Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization
Family Center In-home and Group Parenting Education
Across Ages Youth Mentoring
Self Sufficiency Case Management
Supportive Services for Residents of Low/Moderate Income Properties
Information and Referral Services
Budgeting and Financial Literacy Education
Credit Repair Counseling
PPL’s OnTrack Program
e-Power Wise Energy Savings Education
Growing Center Day Care Services
During that same time period, 586 community members were mobilized, participating in community revitalization and anti-poverty initiatives with Community Action staff and donating over 2,000 hours towards our collective efforts.
As we commence our 51st year fighting the war on poverty, we acknowledge that although the war is far from over, we have won many battles.
It is through a combination of direct services and supports, collaboration and partnership, community revitalization and development, advocacy and outreach, and improving our own capacity that we will eliminate poverty in our communities.