Community Action Agencies

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    Taxonomy Code: TD-1100.1400

    Private, nonprofit human service and advocacy organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 that provide emergency assistance to people in crisis; address the causes of poverty through programs that fight unemployment, inadequate housing, poor nutrition and lack of educational opportunity; and provide training in advocacy skills. Community Action Agencies (CAAs), also known as Community Action Programs (CAPs), operate a variety of core services in the communities they serve. Included are GED and ESL education, job training programs, Head Start and day care, weatherization and energy assistance programs, health services, services for older adults (e.g., Foster Grandparents and RSVP), emergency food assistance and homelessness prevention programs. They are also involved in affordable housing creation and renovation and small business assistance.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    COMMUNITIES EMPOWERING YOUTHProvides community organizations involved with the program, Building For Success, with assistance and training in the areas of leadership and program development, community engagement and organizational development with the goal of better meeting the needs of youth, families and communities in need of social services.NassauCOMMUNITIES EMPOWERING YOUTHLEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTE
    PROJECT SAFETY NETOffers at-risk Long Island residents in targeted Nassau and Suffolk County communities a variety of outreach services including FREE rapid HIV/HCV testing and counseling, fast tracking into substance abuse treatment, Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services (CRCS), distribution of condoms and referrals to primary health care, mental health, case management and other supportive services. The program also offers on the spot education about reducing the risk of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and other STD transmissions and the link between substance abuse and HIV. Provides assistance with enrollment in the HIV Uninsured Care Programs and Health Insurance Marketplace.SuffolkPROJECT SAFETY NETLONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC.
    UJA FEDERATION OF NEW YORK-LONG ISLANDProvides care for those in need, rescues those in harms way, and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, Israel and throughout the world. Fulfills its mission through a network of local, national and international agencies by providing human services in emergency crises, job training, psychological counseling, senior housing and camping.NassauUJA FEDERATION OF NEW YORK-LONG ISLANDUJA FEDERATION OF NEW YORK-LONG ISLAND

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