About Us

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Community Action Commission of Fayette County is to combat causes of poverty, expand community services, and implement projects necessary to provide services and further community improvements.  Its mission is also to consider the problems concerning youth, adults and senior citizens and deal with the prevention and solving of those problems. “

The development and management of affordable housing for special populations like individuals in recovery from substance abuse or mental illness, victims of domestic violence, the homeless and/or disabled, and low to moderate income individuals, families, and seniors is a specific purpose of the agency, as is the development of income-generating projects consistent with the purposes of the corporation which will increase funds available for services and reduce the agency’s dependence on public funds.

Our vision is to facilitate the development of effective community programs that provide every individual and neighborhood in our community the opportunity to thrive.

Person-Centered Philosophy

Community Action believes in the person-centered approach to human services. Key values are: not judging others, understanding other’s experiences from their point of view, and fully honoring the uniqueness of the individuals we serve in a genuine and heartfelt way while respecting autonomy.  We believe that without a significant relationship there cannot be significant learning.  To that end, we value the dignity and respect of each member of our community.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Community Action does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity both in the delivery of services & employment.