Since 1965, Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency, Inc. has worked to bring help, hope, opportunity and change to thousands of impoverished families in Anne Arundel County. We are the designated anti-poverty agency for all of Anne Arundel County. Our mission is to help individuals and families living below, at or near poverty income levels improve their economic conditions and become self-reliant. Our programs support social change and address the root causes of problems in addition to addressing the consequences of those problems. Our goal is to influence the county, communities, systems and institutions and not just the individuals.
Our programs promote the birth of healthy babies – Early Head Start, increase children's chances for success in school – Head Start, improve the quality and accessibility of child care and offer youth free services that provide positive outlets for achievement – Youth Services Bureau. We also offer energy assistance, asset based poverty solutions for families, housing counseling and home ownership classes and help to prevent homelessness. We empower and do not enable our clients.
The Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency, Inc. is committed to providing services and opportunities that eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty. Consistent with the National Goals for Community Action Agencies, our overall Agency goals are: 1) Low-income residents become more self-sufficient; 2) The conditions in which low-income people live are improved; 3) Low-income people own a stake in their community; 4) Partnerships among supporters and providers of services to low-income people are achieved; 5) Agency increases capacity to achieve results; and 6) Low income residents achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive systems.