Mission: To promote the capacity, competency, responsibility, opportunity, power and self-suffiency of people experiencing economic and related problems or disadvantages. To create an environment in the community that values and supports shared responsibility, cooperative problem solving and social, cultural and economic diversity.
Programs: The head start program is a federal program that provides educational opportunity to economically disadvantaged preschool children.
the community services block grant is a federal program that provides assistance to a network of community-based organizations for programs and services to ameliorate the causes and consequences of poverty and to revitalize low-income communities.
energy assistance is a federal program designed to assist economically disadvantaged families and individuals with their domestic energy needs.
other program services funded by grants include temporary aid to needy famiies, emergency food & shelter programs, homelessness prevention, and various youth and transportation programs.