To act as an advocate, provider and facilitator for the full range of public and private resources, programs and policies which give low- to moderate-income individuals the opportunity to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities.
The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) is a private, non-profit organization that has served as a lifeline for low-income children, adults and families throughout Hamilton County for more than four decades. The agency provides a safety net for those who have fallen and a ladder for those who are climbing. Delivering a seamless system of services, CAA and its 300 employees provide assistance with employment, supportive services, home energy efficiency, early childhood education, housing and youth programs.
CAA is proud to be a part of the Community Action Partnership, a national association that represents the interests of the nearly 1,000 CAAs across the country, all devoted to ending poverty and empowering people to better their lives.
The nationwide Community Action network was created with the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) of 1964 as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." The ambitious purpose of this statute was to eliminate the causes and consequences of poverty in the United States. The act established a federal Office of Economic Opportunity and created organizations called Community Action Agencies that would develop strategies to solve local issues of poverty.
Thus, the Community Action movement became a part of national policy "to eliminate the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty by opening to everyone the opportunity for education and training, the opportunity to work and the opportunity to live in decency and dignity."
The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency was chartered during that historic year of 1964.
CAA continues to work with other organizations in an on-going effort to provide Hamilton County's low- to moderate-income families with access to the services and tools necessary to become self-sufficient. Both WinMed Health Services and the Cincinnati Public Library now have branches in CAA's Jordan Crossing facility, located at 1740 Langdon Farm Road.
WinMed Health Services
WinMed Health Services and CAA have partnered to provide accessible healthcare to Cincinnati's low-income families. WinMed's clinic at CAA accepts most insurance plans and determines fees based on income and family size. Spanish and French-speaking providers are available, as well as interpretation services for Farsi, Mandingo, Somali, and Arabic-speaking clients.
Family Care: Routine physicals, sick visits, immunizations, women's health (including Ob/Gyn), minor injuries, management of chronic diseases, internal/adult medicine, preventative care/dental, podiatry.
Pediatric Care: Well child visits, immunizations, school and sports physicals, Head Start/day care exams.
Exams & Screenings: Pre-employment, drug testing by referral, asthma screenings, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, mammogram by referral, prostate, high risk assessments, lab blood testing, HIV testing and sickle cell counseling.
Pharmacy: Some medication samples provided, referrals to retail pharmacies.
For appointments, call 513.631.7100.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is committed to
"connecting people with the world of ideas and information." The Library's Bond Hill Branch began in 1899, relocating several times before making its home at the Community Action Agency in 2007. Serving Cincinnati's Bond Hill and Roselawn communities, this branch offers programs for adults, teens and children.
The Bond Hill Branch is an ADA accessible facility and has a book return. Self-service check-out machines and computers with Microsoft Office are also available.