Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency

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NEOCAA Seeks Planner for Agency

Posted by neocaablogger on November 6, 2017

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your analytical and writing skills?  Do you have a degree in Public or Business Administration, Planning or Social Science and two years’ experience in research/professional writing or grant writing?

Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency wants you. The agency seeks a full-time Planner to conduct and analyze long-range, strategic, community needs assessment, prepare state, federal, and local applications for funding and coordinate agency programs with partners.

Employees receive assistance with monthly health insurance premium, paid vacation and sick leave, 13 paid holidays and a 403(b) plan!

Apply now! Click here for the job description and here for the application! Questions or details, contact Kristi Helsel, Human Resources Manager, NEOCAA, Inc., PO Box 603, Jay, OK 74346; Call 918-253-4683 ext. 117 or email: khelsel@neocaa.org.

 

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NEOCAA Garden Project ‘Produce and Posies’ Provides Nutritious Vegetables to Low-Income Families

Posted by debrulerinc on June 10, 2015

 “Produce and Posies” is a garden project that provides nutritious vegetables to low-income families in Delaware County. It includes a greenhouse where residents can purchase hanging baskets, bedding plants and flowers at reasonable costs with proceeds supporting the gardening project.

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January Activities

Posted by debrulerinc on February 18, 2015

NEOCAA is busy with Tax Assistance, assessing internal strengths and weaknesses, managing programs, and creating new initiatives. Check out our January activities, click here> neocaa news

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2015 Agency Board Meetings

Posted by debrulerinc on February 9, 2015

The agency’s Board of Directors meet at 856 East Melton Drive, Jay, Oklahoma 74346 at 12:00 Noon! Meeting Dates January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, May 18, June 29, August 24, September 28, October 26, and December 7, 2015.

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NEOCAA Creating, Delivering, and Expanding Services

Posted by debrulerinc on October 2, 2014

Audit and state reviews went well! New initiatives for the communities, and so much more. Read all about us! Click the link> What’s Happening in NE Oklahoma CAA

Please share.

 

 

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Poverty Rates Still Higher for Women than for Men

Posted by debrulerinc on October 1, 2014

The latest census data shows that while neither gender saw a statistically significant change in poverty from the previous year, the poverty rate for women (14.5 percent) is still higher than for men (11 percent), according to a new analysis from The National Women’s Law Center. The report, Insecure & Unequal: Poverty and Income Among Women and Families 2000-2013, finds that the poverty rates for black, Hispanic, and Native American women were about three times higher than for white, non-Hispanic men. Poverty also rose significantly among women 65 and older — from 11 percent in 2012 to 11.6 percent in 2013. Additionally, the report assessed national trends in the wage gap. Women working full time, year-round in 2013 were typically paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. That represents an annual difference of $10,876 in median earnings.

{source: Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity Weekly E-Newsletter}

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Help spread the word about “Yes I Can” to Oklahoma’s Foster Care Youth

Posted by debrulerinc on September 30, 2014

Yes I Can” is an “800” number that youth can call for assistance if they have been in foster care.  They are eligible if they aged out in another state as well.  DHS will confirm eligibility. [Youth who were in OKDHS or tribal custody, in out of home care on their 18th birthday, and are now between the ages of 18 and 21; and youth who have entered into an OKDHS approved guardianship or adoption after the age of 16.]

Assistance may include rental assistance, utility deposits, assistance with furniture and household goods, help with purchasing cars, etc.  They can also request education assistance (ETV is education and training voucher).  Up to $5,000 per youth is available for education and training.  They need to apply for Pell grant and OLAP.  DHS can pay for expenses not covered by these programs—generally their room and board.

For 16-18 year olds, Yes I Can pays for graduation expenses (pictures for example), computers, driving school, driver’s license and birth certificates, classes to work on remedial education, tutors, mentors, etc.

http://www.okil.ou.edu/yes-i-can

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Your Money Your Goals Train the Trainer Session Webinar

Posted by neocaablogger on September 24, 2014

October 9, 2014,  Noon to 4:00 CST or 1-5 pm EST

Across the country, public and private social services programs are working to integrate financial empowerment activities into a variety of social services programs. Case workers and other front line staff can better address these challenges with clients using a toolkit created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) titled Your Money Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Social Services Programs. The toolkit can be access online for free and downloaded at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/your-money-your-goals/.

Community Action Partnership’s is one of five organizations that has partnered with CFPB to roll out their national Your Money, Your Goals Toolkit (YMYG). The Partnership will trained more than 2,000 CAAs and State Associations professionals on the toolkit. Training participants will be able to take the toolkit and train other front line staff on financial empowerment principles, consumer protection issues and other skills building tools to help clients understand what financial empowerment and stability means which helps families remove barriers that causes conditions to poverty.
The training is open and available to everyone in the Network!  This 4-hour Train the Trainer session is an exciting opportunity to enhance one’s training portfolio.
Please click here to register for the October 9th  webinar training.

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ACF Releases Toolkit to Faciliate Information Sharing Among Providers

Posted by debrulerinc on August 27, 2014

The long awaited document to  help state and local efforts understand how and when it is appropriate to share information about a family or individual, in order to provide more effective services, in ways consistent with confidentiality laws and requirements was released by the Administration for Children and Families.  The ACF Confidentiality Toolkit helps state and local efforts by:

·         Providing examples of how confidentiality requirements can be addressed and met in a manner fully consistent with governing laws and underlying policies

·         Including sample Memoranda of Understandings and data sharing agreements

·         Providing helpful guidance to states and localities

Learn more by visiting the ACF Confidentiality Toolkit.

[This is the latest product of the ACF Interoperability Initiative designed to support improved integration across human service programs and the systems that support them.]

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Teenage Girls in the Child Welfare System Report High Rates of Risky Sexual Activity and Pregnancy, June 2014

Posted by neocaablogger on August 13, 2014

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation released a spotlight report that explores the high rates of sexual activity and pregnancy among teenage girls in the second cohort of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. For more information, please see: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/sexual_outcomes_spotlight_13.pdf

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