Last-Modified: 2021-06-25 07:08:05
York County Community Action Corporation was founded more than 35 years ago as a result of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Through their work, they seek to eliminate 'the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty'. They achieve their mission by creating the opportunity for their clients to develop long term assets whether tangible (e.g., through home ownership programs) intangible (e.g., through educational and health services). For those who have the potential to become financially self sufficient, they offer advocacy, training, transitional services, and income support. For those whose ability to increase income through wages is limited (i.e., the elderly and people with disabilities), they offer assistance to pay for basics such as housing, heat and utilities, and food supplements.
Mission Statement: The mission of York County Community Action Corporation is to alleviate the effects of poverty, attack its underlying causes, and to promote the dignity and self-sufficiency of the people of York County, Maine.
Type: non profit