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Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies Philip E. Cole, Executive Director 50 West Broad Street, Suite 1616 Columbus, OH 43215 phone: 614-224-8500 fax: 614-224-2587 www.oacaa.org The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) exists to support, unify, and strengthen the Community Action Network in Ohio. Serving the needs of low-income families and individuals, Ohio’s forty-eight Community Action Agencies provide resources and opportunities to alleviate poverty and help all Ohioans become fully self-sufficient. Each independent nonprofit agency is locally controlled and provides services unique to their communities so that low-income households can overcome their unique barriers. Agencies take a holistic approach to not only assist with the emergency needs of today but to build a foundation for long-term success tomorrow. Our network employs 6,000 people who administer over $450 million and serve nearly 800,000 Ohioans annually. Our 50-year history of helping people and changing lives not only seeks solutions to strengthen families but also communities. Community Research Partners Lynnette Cook, PhD, Executive Director Megan Johanson, PhD, Director of Research and Data Services Devin Keithley, Senior Research Associate Becky Zwickl, Senior Research Associate Marcus Erridge, Research Associate 399 E. Main Street, Suite 100 Columbus, Ohio 43215 phone: 614-224-5917 www.researchpartners.org Community Research Partners is a nonprofit research center that strengthens Ohio communities through data, information, and knowledge. CRP is a partnership of the City of Columbus, United Way of Central Ohio, The Ohio State University, and the Franklin County Commissioners. CRP is the Columbus partner in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership.

This report is supported in whole are in part through a grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA). However, the information contained in the report does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of ODSA.

2015 State of Poverty in Ohio Report  
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