May is National Community Action Month
Over 1,000 Community Action Agencies nationwide celebrate Community Action Month every May. Our services are designed to assist low-income individuals move out of poverty and to improve the community. Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. serves primarily Knox, Daviess, Greene and Sullivan Counties though a variety of programs.
Pace administers the following programs: Energy Assistance Program, Food Pantry intake, Weatherization, Head Start, Early Head Start, Health Connection (family planning), a Scholarship Program, IDA Savings, Loan Program, Low-Income Housing, Boys & Beyond Program, Health Insurance Navigators, Internships, Skinner Children’s Fund (provided through private donors) and Women Infants & Children (WIC). We also developed affordable housing to spur additional economic growth and to meet a need in the community. All of these programs are housed under the ‘Pace’ organization.
Dr. Bertha Proctor, Pace CEO explained, “Often times people are aware of our programs like Head Start or WIC but they sometimes don’t realize we are a Community Action Agency that houses many services. We are part of a network of Community Action Agencies that cover over 96% of the US. Each agency is unique, but all receive Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds and follow CSBG regulations.”
Established in 1965 to create opportunities and meet needs in southwestern Indiana, Pace has impacted the community for over 53 years. Last year alone Pace assisted over 23,883 individuals in our four-county area. Be sure to follow along this month as post and update information on our Facebook page.
We Educate, Empower and Improve through organized steps at a personalized pace!
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Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. is a private not-for-profit Community Action Agency established to provide support services to improve the community and encourage self-reliance. Services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.