Programs & Services

Local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) offer custom programs to meet the unique needs of their communities, but they do share common goals. The programs offered help and encourage children and youth development, support people experiencing poverty, provide aid in times of crisis, sustain and honor senior citizens and people with disabilities, and strengthen families and communities. Learn how our programs impact our clients directly through our client stories. Additional program information available.

Employment Assistance & Overcoming Employment Barriers

Adult education
After school enrichment and tutoring
Business clothing
Child care
Computer training and access
Displaced worker assistance
Drop out prevention
GED preparation
Head Start
Job counseling
Job creation
Job placement
Loan funds
On-the-job training
Skills training
Small business development
Summer Youth employment programs
Workforce development

& Well Being

Alcohol and drug abuse prevention treatment
Community gardens
Congregate meals
Clothing drives and pantries
Family development and case management
Family planning services
Food pantries
In-home senior care, senior centers and day cares
Meals on Wheels
Medical and dental screenings
Medical centers and clinics
Medical transportation
Parenting education
Pregnancy-related care
Rural health programs

Senior Independent Living Services (SAIL) 
Summer lunch programs
Supplemental Nutrition Programs (SNAP/Food Stamps)
Well-Baby clinics
Women, Infant and Children (WIC)

Support for

Asset Development

Domestic violence shelters and programs 

Energy and utility assistance 

Eviction prevention 

Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota program (FAIM)

Home Buyer counseling 

Home rehabilitation and repair 

Homeless shelters 

Low-income housing development 

Rental/mortgage assistance 

Senior Independent Living Services (SAIL) 

Transitional housing 

Weatherization assistance 

Education & Early Child Development

Adult education
After school enrichment and tutoring
Early childhood intervention
GED preparation
Head Start


Asset Development
Car purchase programs
Community economic development projects
Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota program (FAIM)
Financial literacy and counseling
Income tax counseling and filing assistance
Individual Development Accounts

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