To empower communities, families, and individuals toward self-sufficiency by removing the causes and conditions of poverty through services, support, and education
Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana programs and services help individuals and communities work through economic insecurity by revitalizing neighborhoods and helping individuals and families become more self-sufficient.
Throughout 2021 we will celebrate our 55th Anniversary at Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana.
We have grown from a small agency that began with a Head Start program to an agency that provides services in six counties and beyond.
In the early 1960’s, the invisible Americans, the poor, suddenly became visible to the eyes of the nation. They had existed all along, but in prosperous America their presence went unnoticed to most. Soon poverty in all its disguises – unfit housing, poor health, unemployment, inadequate education, feelings of despair and = hopelessness…was brought by the media from the ghetto’s, the reservation’s and Appalachia, and placed in living rooms all across the United States. Books that recorded the story of America’s disadvantaged became best sellers. Prominent universities and foundations conducted major studies on the problems of the impoverished.