What is Community Action?
Following the vision and ideas set forth by President Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson took the first steps to create “The Great Society” by signing the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 into law, effectively creating the Community Action Network we know today. At its core, the mission was simple: defeat the burdens of poverty for every American citizen. This required a comprehensive plan that covered health, education, job opportunities, and other support programs. What made Community Action Agencies (CAAs) unique was their flexible funding, enabling local agencies to tailor their programs around the specific needs of their community. There are over 1,000 CAAs creating socioeconomic opportunity and change throughout the country today.
Who is Citizens for Citizens?
Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC) is the Massachusetts Community Action Agency that assists over 30,000 individuals in the Greater Fall River and Taunton areas each year. We provide short and long term services that empower low-income individuals and families with the tools necessary to overcome the burdens of poverty and financial crises while creating and maintaining self-sufficiency. With a wide variety of programs available, we can help improve your economic situation.
What if I’m not from the area and still want to receive services?
You’re in luck — there are 23 Community Action Agencies in MA! If you’re not in CFC’s service area, you’re in another service area. To find your local agency, visit our parent agency MASSCAP’s website at https://www.masscap.org/agencies/.