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Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services

Mission: Partnering with individuals and families to encourage independence through community-based solutions.

Programs: Head starthead start promotes the school readiness of low-income preschool children (ages 3 to 5), including children of federally recognized indian tribes, alaska natives, and migratory seasonal and farm workers, and infants and toddlers (birth through age 3) by enhancing their cognitive social and emotional development in learning environments that support their growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative art, physical skills, and approaches to learning. Parents receive social services and participate in various decision-making processes related to the operation of the program.

special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (wic)wic provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health care for low-income persons during critical periods of growth and development. Such persons include pregnant women, breast-feeding women up to one year postpartum, non-breast-feeding women up to six months postpartum, infants (persons under one year of age), and children under age five determined to be at nutritional risk. Intervention during the prenatal period improves fetal development and reduces the incidence of low birth weight, short gestation, and anemia.

commodity supplemental food program (csfp)csfp provides a package of usda foods to low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, women up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age 6, and elderly people at least 60 years of age.

provide relief to those in poverty by providing support to the low-income population in the area served through the means of the administration of community action programs and assistance.

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