Community Action's shift in focus to lifting their clients out of a cycle of poverty has proven to be successful as many have found themselves gainfully employed and out of poverty.
However, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to not only claim lives but jobs across the country, the central Illinois agency is concerned about it impacting their clients that have worked hard to get out of bad situations. Breann Titus told Regional Radio News Monday on the WHOW Morning Show, they are reverting to the crisis emphasis of their mission in their communities.
For the people of the many counties Community Action serves, they have been designated an essential business. According to Titus, they continue to offer home-delivered meals to seniors and their Head Start students.
Titus believes the challenges that are being faced by many and the challenges that are sure to come are going to be a new type of adversity for their clients. She indicates their coaches are working hard to maintain contact with these individuals and families to encourage them through this time.
According to Titus, their 'Grow Me' app available for their clients will help them a lot during this time and keep them engaged and motivated through the adversity they are facing.