The Capital Area Community Action Agency has introduced the nationally recognized anti-poverty initiative “Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World.” It’s designed to work with the poor to get them to understand what is holding them back and that they can lift themselves and think outside the box. More than 13,000 people struggling to make ends meet walked through the doors of the Capital Area Community Action Agency last year, seeking a solution. It is here that the staff helps those entrenched in poverty find a way upward. CACAA helps pay delinquent electric bills, finds money to weatherize homes, gets children enrolled in Head Start.

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