Area Committee to Improve Opportunities Now, Inc. (ACTION, Inc.). is a Community Action Partnership Agency which has roots dating back to the 1960's. Envisioned by President John F. Kennedy and furthered by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the mission to end poverty began through the development of the Community Services Block Grant. Poverty, however, continued to grow despite many human services development programs across the nation over the decades that followed.
In a direct response, and in addition to the many services we provide, ACTION, Inc. developed a program with a dedicated focus to attack poverty by offering a hands-up approach. Through our Opportunities Now program, we partner with individuals, both for the short term and the long term, to strategically identify ways in which they can achieve their fullest potential in order to support themselves and their families. We have dedicated staff members in all of our 10 counties who work directly with individuals who are committed to do whatever it takes to succeed in their quest to improve their lives and get out of poverty.
By partnering with every participant who qualifies for the program, we work with each individual to identify what it is they want to accomplish and then help to develop a step-by-step action plan that will lead to a successful outcome. This is accomplished by providing every participant with intensive case management and hands-on, interactive involvement by both our staff and a committed, personally matched Mentor. This is not a quick fix but one of commitment and determination!