Bridges Out of Poverty

West Ohio CAP will be hosting a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop for residents, organizations and public officials in our community.

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Bridges Out of Poverty

About Us

Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs (LACCA) was founded in 1993 to serve our community in meeting the needs of both young and old in Allen County. After nearly three years of effort by the United Way of Greater Lima, the Black Ministerial Alliance, the City of Lima’s Mayor, and Allen County Commissioners. LACCA was designated as the community action agency for Allen County, Ohio, on February 1, 1994.

Upon opening, LACCA operated two emergency assistance programs, the local Federal Emergency Management Assistance and the Home Energy Assistance Program, with four employees and a budget of $345,000.00. On September 12, 1994, a Micro Enterprise Coordinator was hired and the Allen/Lima Enterprise Assistance Program became the first program created by the new Community Action Agency. In 1995 Head Start became the biggest funded program in the agency serving 422 children.

Now Hiring

Outreach and Training Coordinator
The Outreach and Training coordinator will be responsible for establishing employer and community relationships by doing the following:
Lead employer and community partner engagement initiatives,
Conduct employer round tables,
Coordinate with secondary and post-secondary education and training providers to build curriculum to address employer workforce needs,
Attend local and regional workforce and economic development meetings,
Work with local and regional workforce development agencies representing agency employment and training services,
Coordinate department outreach efforts including social media,
This position will also supervise the Outreach and Coordinator specialist

Education: Bachelor Degree in Social Services or Human Services and or related expeierence

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Community Survey

West Ohio CAP would like your input about the things that are important to our community. West Ohio CAP has developed an online survey to ask the community for input about the types of services that are needed to support low and moderate income families as they work to achieve economic security.

Please take a few minutes to visit our website and completed the survey.

Your input is key to our success!

Click HERE To Take Survey


"Over 14 million Americans are unemployed. Now imagine you are one of them. Your savings is gone. You've lost your house. You're a single parent. And you're down to your last $1,000. Can you make it through the month?"

The simulation at puts you in the same situation many of our clients are in. Can you make it through the month?