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Deb Monahan, Executive Director, TVCCA, featured on CBS Connecticut's Ray Dunaway Show

CAFCA | March 04, 2015 |

Deb Monahan, Executive Director of Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (TVCCA) and 1st Vice Chair of the Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA) is on the air. Deb will be appearing to talk about tomorrow (March 4) being Community Action Day at the State Capitol, and how CAFCA and the anti-poverty agencies around the state are calling on the Governor and the Legislature to reconsider a proposed $3.4 million cut in their Human Services Infrastructure (HSI) funding.

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Dr. James Gatling: Budget would harm low income earners

CAFCA | March 04, 2015 |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recent proposal to eliminate funding for the Human Services Infrastructure Program may cancel one of the most efficient and effective initiatives available to Connecticut's low-income residents. The program provides core funding for community-action agencies, such as New Opportunities Inc. The proposed elimination of $3.4 million would cancel $2 million worth of matching federal funds and fully defund this service delivery system, which provides clients with programs that help then achieve self-sufficient lives. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recent proposal to eliminate funding for the Human Services Infrastructure Program may cancel one of the most efficient and effective initiatives available to Connecticut's low-income residents. The program provides core funding for community-action agencies, such as New Opportunities Inc. The proposed elimination of $3.4 million would cancel $2 million worth of matching federal funds and fully defund this service delivery system, which provides clients with programs that help then achieve self-sufficient lives.

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Connecticut Community Action Leaders featured on WNPR's "Where We Live" with John Dankosky

CAFCA | February 13, 2014 |

Connecticut's Community Action leaders were featured on WNPR's "Where We Live" show with John Dankosky today to discuss the War On Poverty. Panelists included Dr. James H. Gatling, Ph.D, President/CEO, New Opportunities, Inc., Chair of CAFCA; Amos Smith, President/CEO, Community Action Agency of New Haven, Vice Chair, CAFCA, and President, New England Community Action Partnership; and, David Morgan, Vice President, TEAM, Inc., President, Connecticut Head Start Association.

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CT Poverty Report Release

CAFCA | January 27, 2013 |

“The poverty issue is ubiquitous,” Fred Carstensen, director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, said. “Almost everywhere we have seen increases. Not just in our core cities where we tend to think about it, but everywhere, even in our wealthy communities.”

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DSS Commissioner Roderick Bremby's Plenary Speech at the Community Action 2011 Professional Development Conference

CAFCA | October 18, 2011 | 2011 Professional Development Conference, CAFCA, Community Action, Department of Social Services, DSS Commissioner Roderick Bremby, Human Services, Modernization

DSS Commissioner Roderick Bremby's delivers one of the morning's plenary speeches at CAFCA's annual professional development conference. Commissioner Bremby speaks on some of his own experiences growing up, as well as his plans for creating positive change in the coming years as Commissioner at DSS.

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Is Poverty a Death Sentence?

SenatorSanders | October 13, 2011 | Bernie Sanders, CAFCA, Child Poverty, Community Action, Is Poverty a Death Sentence?

Sen. Sanders makes his opening statement arguing that poverty is often a death sentence in the United States.

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Dr. James Gatling: Protecting LIHEAP Funding

CT House Democrats | October 07, 2011 | CAFCA, CEAP, CHAP, Community Action, Energy Assistance, Heating Assistance, House Democrats, Human Services, LIHEAP, Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program

Dr. James Gatling, President/CEO of NOI, Inc. and CAFCA Board Chair, speaks at Congressman Murphy's press conference about the vital nature of LIHEAP (Heating/Energy Assistance). LIHEAP does make the difference between life and death for some families, we simply can't afford to jeopardize the program or the people it supports in any way.

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Marisa Galdi LIHEAP Interview with Derek Haviland

WFUV 90.7 FM | August 09, 2011 | Energy Assistance, LIHEAP, Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program, Maris Galdi, Poverty, Summer Heat, Summer LIHEAP Awareness Day, WFUV, Winter Cold

WFUV Anchor Jerry Barmash discusses Marisa Galdi's story on the importance of the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the essential nature of the program. Includes comments from CAFCA spokesperson.

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Advocates decry cuts in heating assistance program

New Haven Register | August 03, 2011 | Community Action Agencies, Energy Assistance, LIHEAP, Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program, Senator Martin Looney

Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, said 113,000 low-income households statewide received assistance last year, when the average benefit was $863. To qualify, recipients can only earn up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or $33,000 for a family of four.

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CAFCA & Operation Fuel's LIHEAP Awareness Day

CT-N | August 03, 2011 | , Energy Assistance, LIHEAP, Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program

CT-N's full coverage of the CAFCA/Operation Fuel LIHEAP Awareness Day Press Conference held on August 2nd, 2011.

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