Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc.

The Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. (CAB) operates programs that assist low-income residents to move out of poverty focusing on four service areas: Job Training and Employment Services, Housing and Homeless Services, Immigration Assistance, and Community Building.

In 2012, CAB programs assisted 9,022 unduplicated low-income people with emergency, sustaining or self-sufficiency services, as well as addressing an additional 7,147 requests for information and referral or brief services.  Over 74% of CAB’s clients had a family income of less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and 25% less than 150% of the Guidelines.
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On September 4th, 2014 CAB honored the 50th anniversary on the War on Poverty with the launch of a Community Conversation. It was a time for coming together. Community leaders, organizations and individuals met on the rooftop of the Community Foundation building to share hors d'oeuvres, wine, stories and strategies. It was fifty years ago when Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty. Over the next year we’ll continue the community dialog on poverty launched on Sept. 4th. Join the continuing COMMUNITY CONVERSATION. On September 4, 2014, we honored past victories in the War On Poverty and acknowledged present endeavors. As we go forward we are committed to share community information and support and committed to explore possibilities for future community initiatives.

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