April 22, 2015 - The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with State Farm through a grant of $10,000, presented to the agency today at their offices in Bond Hill. With these funds, CAA will be launching the Veteran Supportive Services Program on May 1, 2015. The new program will offer opportunities for gainful employment to veterans and those recently released from active duty. The agency’s goal is to assist veterans through comprehensive case management, employment training and a continuum of care services.
|Local State Farm agents Leah Brantley and Deatria Walker present grant check to CAA President/CEO Ms. Robinson.|
Due to their strong relationship with the VA and its administration of the G.I. Bill, CAA will also collaborate with Cincinnati State, Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati to identify veterans who may be eligible for the new program. Requirements include:
· Must be an Active Duty Military member or US Veteran with an Honorable Discharge
(as stated on DD-214)
· Must be at or below 125% Federal Poverty
· Must be enrolled in a long-term CAA program (i.e. Workforce Development, Youth Services or have a child enrolled in Head Start)
Through the State Farm sponsored Veteran Supportive Services Program, participants will receive a comprehensive range of employment and training services. These services will benefit all job seeking veterans and will provide the opportunity to obtain nationally accredited certifications including, but not limited to: commercial driving license, construction certifications, culinary arts training/certifications (in partnership with the Freestore Foodbank), STNA/CNA, manufacturing certifications and GED/ABLE.
To provide the needed services and opportunities, CAA will be working with current partners, forging new relationships within the Greater Cincinnati and Hamilton County area and seeking to expand current employment programs to include veterans and their families, such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which currently provides summer employment to youth through partnership with Hamilton County Job and Family Services. Program staff at CAA will also work with program participants to apply for and and/or receive additional benefits provided by various organizations offering assistance to veterans for which they may be eligible.
For more information on the State Farm grant, the Veteran Supportive Services Program or other services offered by CAA, please visit www.cincy-caa.org.