Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire & North Quabbin Regions
Building On the Strength of Our Community
393 Main Street
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Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions, Inc. (Community Action) provides social and advocacy services to over 25,000 people each year in Franklin and Hampshire Counties and the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts.
Community Action is the largest human service agency in our region. Our diverse services include information and referral; nutrition assistance; Head Start, child care, child care provider training and parent education; youth peer leadership, adventure programs, health education and anti-violence training; fuel assistance and energy conservation; family and economic literacy; school and court-based mediation services; housing search assistance; special programs for women, persons with HIV and homeless persons.
The role of Community Action has changed over time as the needs of the region have changed, and the agency has grown tremendously. Community Action is now an "umbrella" agency that provides the overall leadership, policy guidance, coordination, and support necessary to successfully manage a wide array of programs, 40 at 30 sites administered through nine departments. With an annual budget of over $20 million and over 280 employees, Community Action has become the principal anti-poverty and social service agency for Franklin County and a major agency in the North Quabbin region. Programs
Our mission is simple: to help the entire community by promoting economic justice and improving the quality of life for people with low income. We accomplish our mission by: offering support services and providing basic needs to which all people have a right; developing opportunities for people with low income; increasing public awareness about the challenges that many people with low income face; ensuring that people with low income provide leadership in the decisions that affect their lives; engaging many voices in promoting human rights and economic justice; and advocating for policies that support people who live in poverty.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
A nonprofit organization founded in 1965, Community Action receives most of its funds from state and federal sources. We also receive funds from local grants, private foundations, individual donations, in-kind gifts, fees and the United Way.
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Expires: June 5, 2030