Here are some stories from past years.
For office locations and directions for specific programs... please dial 2-1-1.
Be safe and enjoy the season!
December 24, 2015
The offices of Community Action will be closed December 24th through December 27th and will re-open on Monday, December 28th. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Input on Neighborhood Improvements Needed!
December 3, 2015
The City of Ashtabula will be applying for a Neighborhood Revitalization Grant in 2016. We need your help...what would you like to see either at Clifford Kadon Presidential Park or throughout the neighborhood. If you live, work, or visit/play in the My Neighborhood area near downtown Ashtabula-- please take a few minutes to complete this survey. We have suggested some items for you to rate-- but we encourage any other ideas you might have. Thanks for your help on this important opportunity!
November 26, 2015
The offices of Community Action will be closed November 26th & 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open Monday at our regularly scheduled time.
Winter Crisis Program Starts
November 7, 2015
The Winter Crisis Program (Emergency HEAP) started November 2nd. During the first two weeks we will only be taking walk-ins at OhioMeans Jobs, 2247 Lake Avenue (Ashtabula Plaza) on Monday- Friday beginning at 8 am. Appointments will begin on November 16th and will be seen at our Community Action, 6920 Austinburg Road location. Walk-ins will continue at OhioMeans Jobs. Call the automated appointment line at 866-223-1471 to schedule an appointment. For more information call 2-1-1.
NOTE**** There will be no Walk-Ins on November 11- the offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.
My Neighborhood Canning Workshop
October 22, 2015
Announcing--- a special opportunity!! My Neighborhood has teamed up with the Ashtabula Local Food Council to present a Canning Workshop on Saturday, November 7th from 1-3 pm. The $5 fee may be covered for eligible My Neighborhood participants. Call 440-997-5957 ext. 522 to register! REGISTRATION FORM
Action In Motion Expands
October 9, 2015
Community Action is proud to announce that we now offer Commercial Drivers License Training at the Euclid Square Mall! We offer the same quality program with our highly trained, experienced and licensed staff. For more information call
216-459-7363. Classes are forming now!
HEAP Winter Crisis Program
January 6, 2015
As the temperatures dip we would like to remind you about the HEAP Winter Crisis Program. If your gas or electric has been disconnected; if you have received a final disconnect notice; or you have less than a 10 day supply of bulk fuel you may qualify for assistance.
Happy New Year!
January 1, 2015
In 2014 we celebrated 50 years serving the community. 2015 promises to bring more growth and excitement– as we move full speed into our next 50 years!
December 31, 2014
New Hope- Part 5- Every day, Ashtabula County’s Community Action Agency is "Helping People. Changing Lives." With programs like New Hope, we are helping individuals and families transition into affordable housing while providing additional supportive services that improve and change their lives...
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!
December 24, 2014
December 24, 2014
New Hope- Part 4- Homeless: “Living in a place not meant for human habitation.” This is the definition that guides our work with the New Hope Housing Program. Through the New Hope Housing Program, Ashtabula County Community Action Agency has found a way to assist homeless individuals in transition.
December 6, 2014
New Hope- Part 1- During this colder time of year, many Ashtabula County residents find themselves in need of shelter. While many of us have access to a house or apartment where we can lock the door, turn on the heat and run hot water, few people realize the sheer number of our friends and family members who have no access to such comforts.
November 26, 2014
Action In Motion Academy- CDL Truck Driving School- Part 4- Currently there is a need for more than 45,000 drivers in the US right now, some estimates have the need at over 250,000 new drivers in the next 5 years. Today the average age of a truck driver is over 58 years old, nearly 60% can retire within the next 5 to 10 years.
November 19, 2014
Action In Motion Academy- CDL Truck Driving School- Part 3-
Fast Track Training--- Action In Motion Truck Driving Academy provides; Fast Track, high value training for success. Student success is the most important for us, small class size and individualized training style provide the start, but who else might find success with every new driver we put into a new and exciting job?
November 12, 2014
Action In Motion Academy- CDL Truck Driving School- Part 2-
How are you at Backing Up? How about parallel parking? Do you have trouble backing down the street or driveway? Well think about the truck driver and the maneuvers they need to make safely, to do their job.
November 10, 2014
"My Neighbrohood" members, area residents, and Lakeside High School Leadership students had a great day Saturday--- they picked up litter, cleared vacant lots and raked leaves on the streets surrounding Presidential Park! Thanks also to Ashtabula City and JP Ducro for their support of this event.
All County Senior Picnic
August 13, 2014
Ashtabula County Council on Aging will be having their "All County Picnic" August 22, 2014 at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds in Jefferson from 11 am to 3 pm. This picnic is open to all Ashtabula County Senior Citizens, their caretakers and companions as well.
August 6, 2014
Head Start was created in 1965 as part of Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. Since its start as an 8-week summer program to help disadvantaged children become "school ready" Head Start has served 30 million children throughout the United States and its territories.
ACCAA booth at the Multi-Cultural Festival!
July 28, 2014
We had a great time meeting everyone and sharing information about our services! Thank you to all who stopped by!
Sign Up Now for Meals on Wheels
July 22, 2014
Community Action’s Meals on Wheels Program currently has openings for qualified individuals in need of home delivered meals. Seniors aged 60 or over who are predominantly home-bound may qualify for the Meals on Wheels Program depending on ...their nutritional support systems and physical limitations.
Enrollment for Fall 2014 Set to Begin!
July 8, 2014
Community Action Head Start will be starting enrollment the week of July 14th and continuing into August. This year a unique, convenient approach will allow children to obtain all necessary screenings, and parents to complete all necessary paperwork, in one easy visit. If you haven't been contacted by a Family Advocate, please call Head Start/ Early Head Start at 440-993-7716.
First Class Started Today!
June 30, 2014
The first class of the Action In Motion CDL Truck Driving School started today in the classroom at Kent State University- Ashtabula!
June 5, 2014
Many thanks to the A-Tech Horticulture students for coming out to get the Grounds-for-Growth garden off to a great start!
May 31, 2014
Master Gardeners Rees Davis and Lori Albrecht presented a workshop on the basics of vegetable growing with individuals who will have plots in the My Neighborhood Community Garden.