Community Action Kentucky (CAK) represents 23 CAAs that provide direct social services to Kentuckians with low and moderate incomes in all 120 Kentucky counties. Those agencies collectively manage a budget of $150 million and employ nearly 4,000 people, all engaged in the administration of programs to fight poverty in a comprehensive nature. The range of services these agencies provide varies with the needs of the individual communities as identified by a comprehensive community needs assessment process and includes:
- services for children, families, and senior citizens - such as Head Start, Child Care, Family Preservation, Family Reunification, Meals on Wheels, Foster Grand Parents;
- basic needs including energy assistance, housing, weatherization and other conservation programs, and emergency assistance; and
- individual opportunity programs such as education, employment training, and transportation.