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May is Community Action Month

The Community Action Network is made up of public and private agencies that work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout Arizona. Most of the agencies are Community Action Agencies (CAAs), created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. CAAs provide services to more than 232,000 people annually.

Over 80 percent of the Arizona families served were in poverty, based on Federal guidelines, and 36 percent were in severe poverty.

FSL helps individuals and families out of crisis and offers programs to help people solve issues that may prevent a household from reaching permanent self-sufficiency. Our services are meant to be short term to prevent hard-working individuals from falling through the cracks.

FSL Community Action Programs provide:

· Food bank

· Emergency clothing

· Weatherization of homes

· Deposits for utilities

· Assistance with utility payments

· Help with eviction prevention and mortgage foreclosures

· Referrals for community help

People needing help can contact FSL’s Northwest Valley Community Action Program at 623-979-3911 or Wickenburg Community Action Program at 928-684-7894 or learn more here.