The Community Action Commission of Fayette County recently celebrated 50 years of service to the community recently with a plaque presentation from the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
CACFC is a private non-profit corporation operating community development programs in Fayette County. Programs include Early Learning Programs (Head Start, Early Head Start, Rock-a-bye Early Learning Center, EHS-Child Care Partnership Program): the county's public transportation program, a continuum of services for homeless persons, beginning with homeless prevention, emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing: housing development, including home ownership and rental housing development and the state's only Mutual Self-Help Housing Program; senior services including home repair, homemaker aide, and caregiver support; Home Energy Assistance and PIPP; home weatherization assistance program; Youthbuild and Summer Youth; and the Channel 3 television station.
Their newest initiative is the Healthier Buckeye Grant, that addresses the opiate problem in the county. All programs are made possible by the Community Services Block Grant, flexible federal funding available only to Community Action Agencies.
CACFC has an annual budget of approximately $6,000,000 and employs 126 persons.
Executive Director Bambi Baughn (center) is presented a plaque from Chamber Director Whitney Gentry. They are joined by CACFC employees and board members, Chamber Ambassadors and other community leaders.