Here are some helpful resources.
Meet Community Action National Partners – watch a brief video provided by the executive directors from each of four national organizations:
Recommended Email Distribution Lists – Stay up to date with the latest Community Action news.
Glossary of Community Action Acronyms – Welcome to the world of Community Action words! Like many sectors of our society, Community Action has a lingo and acronyms to go with it. The legal world also has its fair share of acronyms which when coupled with Community Action’s can at times be challenging to navigate. In an effort to increase accessibility and comfort for those involved with Community Action and its many applicable legal requirements, CAPLAW has compiled a list that briefly defines the acronyms that those in Community Action may regularly encounter. The list is not exhaustive and we will periodically update it.
|Demystifying Poverty and Creating Community Action Champions
This insightful conversation, led by ICAA’s 2020 ELITE cohort members, takes stereotypes about poverty and uses data and stories to counter them, showing the incredible challenges individuals and families are often up against and how we can speak truth, spread hope and educate others to create Community Action champions.
Financial Leadership in Uncertain Times
ICAA hosted a training presented by Kay Sohl. Here are links for you to access the Financial Leadership in Uncertain Times PPT and a recording of the training event. The Password for the recording is: 8o#20A3&
Click this hyperlink for the Wallace Foundation budget template Kay references during the presentation and here to check out an online fundraising event (click on the Welcome Home Event graphic and start at minute 14:42).
|Safe at Home Program
ICAA hosted a webinar for Community Action Agency staff to learn about an invaluable resource – the Safe at Home Program, which offers a substitute address for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking or violent crimes. You can access the training materials and recording here.
|The Cost of Living in Iowa 2019
Presenters: Peter Fisher and Natalie Veldhouse with Iowa Policy Project) – here is a link to the recorded webinar.
|Putting VirtualCAP/roundUP to Work for Community Action Agencies – click below to access the 30 minute recorded webinar.|
CAPLAW has created model policies, forms and agreements Community Action Agencies can access, including Conflict of Interest, Whistleblower and IT policies. Check them out here.
Iowa Legal Aid: www.iowalegalaid.org
Medicare Rights Center: www.medicarerights.org
Poverty Simulation from Urban Ministries of Durham: Walk in someone else’s shoes and see if you can make it through the month.
Unemployment Benefits and Insurance: https://eligibility.com/unemployment
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): https://eligibility.com/social-security-disability