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History and Mission - TriCounty
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History and Mission

Helping people.  Changing lives.

Established under President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the Tri-County Community Action Agency provides a highly diverse and comprehensive range of services to ameliorate poverty and assist individuals and families to achieve personal, social and economic self-sufficiency.  Towards this goal, Tri-County offers a broad range of social, health, education, job training, prevention, and other emergency and supportive services to community residents from birth throughout all life cycles.

Tri-County leveraged over $25 million in Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds to provide a wide range of comprehensive and coordinated services to over 22,000 community residents including Head Start and Early Head Start programs, Community Health Center services, WIC, Family Development and Prevention, Community Recreation and Sports Center, Employment and Training, Adult and Youth Education, Senior Services/Disabled Adults Case Management, Emergency Services, Energy Assistance Programs, Social Services and Income Security and Supports.

In addition to providing direct service to the individuals and families we serve, Tri-County has forged new federal, state, local and private partnerships allowing us to implement new and creative programs to meet the changing needs of clients.  We have strengthened existing collaborations throughout the community we serve to enhance and increase access to critically needed programs and resources.

Tri-County strives to improve child and family outcomes, increase the quality of life for our most vulnerable populations, and sustain financial sustainability in addressing the social determinants of health.  We implement systems of continuous quality improvement by evaluating needs of the populations served to ensure families are receiving the services that are helpful today.

We are catalysts for change helping to eliminate the causes and effects of poverty to create a high quality of life for those less fortunate in our communities.