BELOIT, WI (4-21-15) – Community Action, Inc. announces food assistance services available in both Rock and Walworth counties. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides food assistance to low-income households through the distribution of food commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). TEFAP [...]
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(4-21-15) Proud choices. Respectful decisions. Community Action is partnering with other local organizations to encourage teens to choose wisely despite the temptations of prom season. The FREE one-mile walk on Saturday, April 25 will begin and end at the Hendricks Center for the Arts in downtown Beloit. The event is open to the public. We are [...]
(3-30-15) BELOIT —Cecilia Dever likes to share a success story about Savanna Brewster, a young woman on the verge of homelessness. When Savanna lost her job, she went for help to Community Action of Rock and Walworth Counties. Community Action found she was eligible for a program that helped her find stable housing. With a secure home, [...]
(3-24-15) Community Action announced today that it has received a $2,000 grant from the Stateline Community Foundation for its Community Sharing Garden located in the 1300 blocks of Porter and Nelson Avenues in Beloit’s east-side Merrill Neighborhood. The garden was created as part of a larger neighborhood revitalization project Community Action has been leading in [...]
(3/24/15) Community Action programs encourage young people to make informed and responsible choices. This spring we are partnering with Beloit College, the School District of Beloit and Beloit International Film Festival to host a walk called “Kick Off Prom, One Step at a Time”. The FREE one-mile walk on Saturday, April 25 will begin and [...]
(2-17-15) Community Action, Inc. is pleased to announce its first “Strike Out Poverty” bowling event planned for March 21, 2015 at Lake Geneva Lanes. The fundraiser will benefit Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless and Community Action’s other anti-poverty programs in Walworth County. In 2014, Community Action guided 740 Walworth County residents on a pathway [...]
Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties is pleased to announce a $6,000 donation from BMO Harris Bank. The funds are designated to support the agency’s Twin Oaks Golf Outing, Gingerbread Extravaganza and Fatherhood Initiative. “BMO Harris Bank congratulates Community Action on its 50th anniversary of providing pathways out of poverty in Rock and [...]
Senior Josh Rains saws a 2-by-4 board to build a wall for a structure that students in the Community Action Fresh Start program were building in a classroom in Beloit. Photo by Janesville Gazette - Dan Lassiter From Janesville Gazette - March 28, 2015 See article online BELOIT—Cecilia Dever likes to share a [...]
Note: Royce DeBow, past Community Action Board president shared this story to illustrate his passion for Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless. DeBow passed away in 2014. We bring you his story in honor of Strike Out Poverty fundraising event supporting Twin Oaks. "As a board member of Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth [...]
Savanna enrolled in the PATHS Pilot Program last fall. PATHS is a Pilot Program for youth ages 17-21 who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness and have been in the foster care system. The program is designed to provide supports in Permanent Connections, Academics, Training and Employment, Housing, and Social & Emotional Well-being to [...]