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Community Action Focused on Helping Build People Back Up After COVID-19

As communities return to work in Illinois in the wake of the coronavirus shutdowns, a central Illinois non-profit is focusing their attention to help rebuild those that have suffered so much loss in the last few months.


Community Action is looking to the aftermath of this pandemic and has been planning for programming to help get their communities back on their feet. Executive Director, Alison Rumler-Gomez indicates their 'Disaster Relief Unit' was a direct response to the expenses their clients may have that the stimulus money may not have been able to cover.



Community Action's Mike Robbins is overseeing the project and explains this falls in line with their 'hand up' project and seeks to bridge the gap for people that are just getting back to work.



Not everyone is going back to work in phase 3 and Community Action is adapting to that. According to Rumler-Gomez, they are going to work with folks to find an opportunity out of the misfortune that has happened to so many. She also adds they are going to open up their coaching app to the public.



Robbins says they want to be a bridge for resources in the community for their clients. If they cannot directly help someone, they want to get them connected to a group or organization that can. 



Visit capcil.info for more information. Robbins indicates the program has already sparked quite a bit of interest. You can also call 217-732-2159. Community Action's office is open but on a limited basis. 

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