Helping Families Stay in Their Homes
Dan and Donna had a new baby boy last winter. They also struggled to stay in their home. Donna was put on early maternity leave with no pay. Dan, a construction worker, lost 2 months of work due to harsh winter weather. Both returned to work in March, but faced mounting utility bills and no cash for rent. CAC gave them emergency assistance to help pay their rent and avoid eviction. We gave them food from our Pantry and helped them apply for food stamps so they can stretch their dollars further. We also put them in touch with two other agencies for additional assistance including help with utility bills.
Education for Successful Living
Daniel found out about Community Action Center's Adult Education Program from a flyer at his church, Apostles Church of Sandy Springs, one of CAC's member congregations. He has attended English as a Second Language classes at CAC for two years. Although already a U.S. citizen, this Iranian native often comes to the citizenship classes to practice his English and learn more about his new country. Daniel also had his taxes prepared for free at CAC through the IRS VITA program. "I appreciate the kindness I find at Community Action Center," says Daniel. "It is not easy to learn other languages. My improved English has helped me a lot in my job working with customers.”