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.
CAB ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
This year is the 50th anniversary on the War on Poverty and it's a time for coming together. Let's meet on the rooftop of the Community Foundation building to share hors d'oeuvres, wine, stories and strategies. Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty. Sept. 4th, CAB launches a community dialogue on poverty in Santa Cruz County. Join this important COMMUNITY CONVERSATION as we honor past victories in the War On Poverty, acknowledge present endeavors and explore possibilities for future community action. >MORE
VIDEO: Lyndon Johnson Announces War on Poverty