Each year, the month of May is a chance to share about the long-standing commitment of the Community Action Network and our successes in accomplishing our mission of promoting the improved economic security of low-income residents.
The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. (CAA) is a proud member of the National Community Action Partnership and the nationwide community action network. We serve with 1,000 other local agencies that serve residents in 99% of the counties throughout the country.
A History of Service
Since 1967, the CAA has worked to expand opportunities for local residents to improve their lives. We regularly connect with them on how we can help to improve our communities and reach out for direct feedback to guide us.
In 2019 our Butte CAA served 22,254 people in with a variety of services; all of which met a need for them to improve their lives. This represents only a portion of those in our area with incomes below the federal poverty guideline. Nationally, CAA’s touched the lives of 15 million residents.
Our Current Operations
The way in which we have approached our mission in Butte County has differed over the years according to factors including available resources, changing needs and more.
Through it all we maintain our distinctive feature and one of our greatest strengths; we are local. CAA’s are led by local leaders who implement locally-devised strategies to effectively address local needs.
In Butte County, we are the largest provider of residential energy-efficiency services to low-income households. We operate the largest transitional supportive-service family housing program in our Esplanade House. We also continue to expand the efforts of our regional food bank, the North State Food Bank.
CAA has now become a valued part of the disaster response network that has been needed and activated in the last several years. That responsiveness and flexibility has been needed to help our neighbors at tough times, even the most recent COVID-19 crisis.
Yet we still keep our eye on the future through efforts like our tax return preparation assistance program, VITA, that seeks to promote the development of assets amongst low-income residents.
We also continue to seek affordable housing development opportunities because our region desperately needs more quality housing.
Your interest and support are invited and welcome!