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2-1-1 Day 2019

Every year on February 11...2-11...we celebrate 2-1-1 Day!  It is a chance to increase awareness of the easy-to-remember three-digit telephone number which can be dialed anywhere in Ashtabula County to connect people in need with community, social, health and human service programs and resources.

February 11 (2-11), 2019

Just dial 2-1-1.

Mom-To-Mom Support Group

Come to the Education Building to connect with other new, expectant and experienced moms in Ashtabula County! Meet with the team from WIC and the breastfeeding consultant from ACMC. Share your experiences with other moms! Free refreshments and food will be served. A monthly craft for you to take home will be available! Also, get pictures with Santa and take a gift home! Feel free to wear your holiday best or winter attire. No pre-registration required.

For further information contact: 
Ashtabula County WIC Program at 440-998-7515 or ACMC OB/Labor & Delivery at 440-997-6656.

December 20, 2018 Noon- 2:00 pm

Location: Ashatbula County Medical Center, Education Building, 2420 Lake Avenue Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

A Very Grinchy Head Start Open House & Movie Night

Please join our Community Action Head Start for an evening of holiday fun for th whole family.  This event is open to currently enrolled families or those who are interested in enrolling their child.

Here is the schedule:

4:30-5:30 pm- Open House, Classroom Tours, Activities, and Pictures

5:30-7:00 pm- Movie & Snack- "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" with Jim Carrey

Friday, December 7, 2018, 4:30-7:00 pm

Head Start, 4510 Main Avenue, Ashtabula, OH 44004

Reentry Resource Fair

3rd Annual Reentry Resource Fair Planned


Community Action will be hosting their 3rd Annual Reentry Resource Fair on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM-Noon.  The fair will include vendor tables from local resources with information aimed at helping those reentering society and their families, such as: legal aid services; mental health providers; educational, vocational, and empowerment resources; basic needs assistance; and much more!  Please join us in connecting individuals and their families with vital resources, strengthening our community, and reducing recidivism.  Attendees do not have to be there directly at 9:00 AM in order to participate and are invited to attend anytime between 9:00 AM and noon that morning.  


Admission is free.  Registration is not required, but preferred. 

To register or for more information, simply dial 2-1-1.

Friday, November 30, 2018, 9:00 am- Noon

Blue & Gold Room at Kent State Ashtabula, 3300 Lake Rd W, Ashtabula, OH 44004.

Feeding the Hope

Community Action is proud to be a part of this great event along with many other local organizations and buisnesses!  Several hubdred volunteers will come to the Faorgrounds to assemble 60,000 meals that will be donated to our local food pantries!  This kicks off the Week of Hope.

September 14, 2018

Ashtabula County Fairgrounds

Ashtabula Cooks!

Ashtabula Cooks! is starting the season with a new series- Cooking 101.  This is designed for the beginning cook or those who wish to have a refresher.  We have 4 classes that will give you the basic skills necessary to start cookin'.


We also will be featuring our Basics fo Seasonal Eating- with 3 bonus Cooking Club workshops.  Complete 4 of the 7 and you will win a Kitchen In a Box!


You may qualify to attend for free- call 440-997-5957 ext. 567 for details.

Starting in April

Location details call 440-997-5957 ext. 567

Ny Neighborhood- Neighbor Night of "Goodness & Thanks"

We will be showing the family movie classic "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and we'll have our fall themed snacks and crafts.  Come join us for this evening of family fun.   For more information call Alissa at 440-997-5957 ext. 517

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm

Ashtabula County District Library, 4335 Park Avenue, Ashtabula

My Neighborhood- Neighbor Night- "Zoo Night"

Join the My Neighborhood group for a fun-filled, family friendly "Zoo Night"!  We will befeaturing the movie "Zootopia", having zoo themed crafts and refreshments.  So come on out and have a great time!

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7:00 pm

Ashtabula County District Library, 4335 Park Avenue, Ashtabula

Ashtabula Cooks!

Workshop 1- Introduction to Seasonal Eating

A four-part workshop series over the Ohio growing season (May to December).  Join us to learn the basics of seasonal cooking on a budget. As the growing season progresses, we’ll work with fresh foods, herbs and wild edibles. Each attendee will receive a complimentary cookbook and take home dinner from each class. Class focuses include basic cooking skills, meal planning, local food shopping, and preservation.


May 13, 2017, 1:00-5:00 pm

St.Peter's Church Kitchen, 4901 Main Avenue, Ashtabula

Ashtabula Cooks!

This is the final workshop in our 4 part "Eating Seasonally" series.  This is the "Winter-Comfort Food" workshop featuring hearty winter meals.  For more information email or watch for further details.

January 28, 2017, 1:00 pm

St. Peter's Church, 4901 Main Avenue, Ashtabula

Ashtabula Cooks! Pressure Canning 101

This is a hands-on workshop that will teach the basics and proper use of a pressure canner to preserve foods.  Pre-registration required- cost is $15.  Call 440-997-5957 ext. 567.

October 15, 2016, 1:00-5:00 pm

St. Peter's Church Kitchen, 4901 Main Avenue, Ashtabula

My Neighborhood Block Party

My Neighborhood is hosting this 5th Annual family-friendly event.  There will be hot dogs, garden salad, chips and ice cream, games for all ages, and lots of fun!  Bring your lawn chairs!


In the event of rain this event will be cancelled- posted on Facebook.

August 20, 2016, 4:00- 7:00 pm

Clifford Kadon Presidential Park, W 58th & Madison

Head Start Health Fairs

Community Action Head Start is conducting a Health Fair for all families enrolled in the 2016-2017 program year.  For more information contact Danielle Hensley at 440-993-7716.  The Health Fair dates and locations are as follows:


August 2nd Conneaut Human Resource Center  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

327 Mill Street, Conneaut, Ohio 44030


August 3rd Head Start  8:00 am – 4:00 pm  

4510 Main Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004


August 4th Rome Township Fire Hall  9:00 am – 3:00 pm   

3162 Route 6, Rome, Ohio 44085


Openings are still available for the 2016-2017 program year. For more information contact Heather Dewey at 440-993-7716.

Senior Citizens Conference

June 10th 2016 at Lakeside High School Community Action will be represented at the 9th Annual Senior Citizens Conference and what an event is planned for you. Are you interested in volunteering anywhere or working part-time? If so, we will be signing people up for opportunities available in Community Action's programs.

The Cumberland's will be gracing the stage with some smooth dance numbers and there will be a "Living with Purpose" forum just for you.


Make sure you don't miss out!  We will have a booth in the Vendor area so please stop by!

June 10th 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m

3600 Sanborn Rd. Ashtabula, Lakeside High School.

Welcome Back to WIC Party!

WIC will be hosting a “Welcome Back to WIC” party to encourage families with       children up to age 5 to come in and restart their WIC services. 


Activities will include food tastings and face painting!  All children will receive a free gift.  Families with children over the age of one receive food packages that include milk, eggs, cereal, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, juice, and other items for children with special medical needs.  No more finger sticks and no more  paper coupons make the WIC experience faster and more convenient than before!


New clients are also welcome.  WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding education and support to pregnant women and children from birth to age 5.  WIC serves residents of Ashtabula County at 5 clinic locations in Ashtabula, Orwell, Jefferson, Geneva, and Conneaut.  Families must meet income guidelines and be at risk for nutritional problems.  Call 440-998-7515 for more information. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM on a walk-in basis

Ashtabula WIC Clinic, 3225 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula

My Neighborhood Clean Up

It's time to spruce up the neighborhood and Presidential Park and gte ready for Spring!  Join us at Clifford Kadon Presidential Park- bring rakes and wear gloves and sturdy shoes!  We'll split up and clean the park and the nearby streets of litter.  We'll provide the bags.  See you there!

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from Noon- 2:00 pm

Presidential Park, 58th & Madison, Ashtabula

Head Start Art Shows

Our various Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms are holding their spring art shows.  The artwork is always amazing!  Call 440-993-7716 for time and dates at our various sites.

Shows throughout the month of April

WIC Celebrates National Nutrition Month

There will be an interactive reading of the book "Lunch" by Denise Fleming, as well as games, prizes, snacks and FUN, FUN, FUN!!!  RSVP to 998-7515.

March 2016

March 23- Community Action Head Start- 2:00-2:45 pm- (WIC and Head Start families only) March 30- Conneaut Public Library- 10 am- Noon- Open to the public

Pancake Breakfast & Easter Events

Join St. Peter's Church and the My Neighborhood Collaborative for a Pancake Breakfast, followed by St. Peter's Walk with Christ and ending with an Easter Egg Hunt in South Park.  This is a family-friendly, free event.

Saturday, March 19th, starting at 9:00 am

St. Peter's Church, 4901 Main Avenue, Ashtabul

My Neighborhood Pressure Canning Workshop

We have postponed this special opportunity- we will be holding in the fall!! My Neighborhood has teamed up with the Ashtabula Local Food Council to present a Canning Workshop. The $15 fee may be covered for eligible My Neighborhood participants. Call 440-997-5957 ext. 567 to register! There are still spaces remaining- don't miss this chance to learn the basics of pressure canning and get your take-home samples!

Registration is required.  Click here to: Learn More

POSTPONED!!!!! Saturday, March 12, 1:00-4:00 pm

St. Peter’s Church Kitchen; 4901 Main Avenue, Ashtabula

Closed- New Year's Day

All offices of Community Action will be closed for New Year’s Day and will re-open on Monday, January 4th.

January 1, 2016

See us in the Holiday Parades!

The Action In Motion truck will be featured in the parades! ACCAA staff and families will be accompanying the decorated truck and greeting the crowd.  Come on out for some holiday fun.

Geneva, Friday, December 4th at 7 pm and Jefferson, Saturday, December 5th at 6 pm

Parade locations vary by community but most routes include the main streets/downtown areas.

WIC Breastfeeding Support Group

ATTENTION BREASTFEEDING MOMS AND EXPECTANT MOMS PLANNING TO BREASTFEED: Next support group is Thursday, November 19th from 12:00 noon til1:30 pm.  Call WIC at 998-7515 or ACMC OB/Labor & Delivery at 997-6656 for more info. No need to RSVP. Hope to see you there!!

November 19, 2015, Noon- 1:30 pm

We're located in the Education Building at ACMC. (building to the right of the emergency room drive)


We have to cancel this event- but we will be back next year with more fun!  In the meantime, we will be working in the hoop house on our fall/winter garden.  We will also start some of the permaculture preparation of the beds for spring.


We'd love your help if you're interested

contact Cheryl Dickson– ACCAA Garden Manager

For more information email:

or call 440-997-5957

or email:

Keep up to date by “Liking” us on Facebook– search: Grounds for Growth Ashtabula 

Or visit our website:


Grounds-for-Growth, 6920 Austinburg Rd, Ashtabula, OH 44004

Info Roadshow


We know it is sometimes hard to travel to various places to obtain information---- so we are bringing the information to you!  The “Info Roadshow” is a chance for you to learn about valuable services that may be available to you, your family, or friends.  Oh—and by the way—it’s fun too!


Click here for the “Info Roadshow” tab for more information, details and schedules-  and “Like” our Facebook page  or call 2-1-1.


The Mobile Outreach Pilot Project- “Info Roadshow” is funded in part by a generous grant from the Edgewood Youth Philanthropy Board.


Plymouth United Methodist Church

907 Plymouth Road, Ashtabula

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

4:00-7:00 pm


Mary’s Soup Kitchen

Conneaut Human Resource Center

327 Mill Street, Conneaut

SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

11:00 am-1:00 pm


Hope and a Future Pantry

St. Peter’s Church

4901 Main Avenue, Ashtabula

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

5:00-8:00 pm



Geneva Farmers Market

Stop by and visit Geneva’s Farmers Market on Saturday morning.  You can get great fresh, locally grown and produced food as well as information about Community Action and our many programs. Learn about WIC Farmers Market coupons, enroll for Head Start & Early Head Start, find out if you are eligible for the Summer Crisis Program, and get information about our Action In Motion CDL Truck Driving Academy, Audiology Services, Home Visiting, Empowerment Workshops, Grounds-for-Growth, Weatherization, Senior Nutrition, and of course, 2-1-1 Ashtabula County!  See you there!

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

On the green at Pairings, 50 Park Street, Geneva, OH 44041

Longest Day of Play

Attention all families!  Celebrate summer with this terrific event- Community Action will be there, along with various other organizations, services, and programs in the county!  It's a great chance to find out more about available resources-- and have fun too!

Saturday, June 20, 2015, Noon- 3:00 pm

Lakeshore Park, Ashtabula

"My Neighborhood" Playground Installation

My Neighborhood, with the tremendous support of the City of Ashtabula, City Council, and the Ashtabula City Park and Recreation Committee, will be installing the playground equipment at

Clifford Kadon Presidential Park, W 58th & Madison, Ashtabula.


We need volunteers to Join us!  Bring your gloves, shovels, and wear sturdy shoes!  There will be representatives from the company overseeing the installation- we need to supply the labor. 


Please sign up with Tiffany at 440-997-5957 ext. 522 or email !

June 6, 2015, 8:00 am- ?

Clifford Kadon Presidential Park, W 58th & Madison, Ashtabula

"What is 2-1-1?"

Tiffany Reid will highlight this valuable community resource, available to anyone in Ashtabula County. This workshop is hosted as part of the University Hospital Community Outreach schedule.  RSVP/INFO 440-997-5321

Tuesday, January 13, 2015- 11:15 am- 12 pm

Workshop Location: Ashtabula County YMCA, 263 W Prospect Rd, Ashtabula

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