New Haven, CT
CCA maintains a policy of speaking out on issues that affect families that are poor who live in New Haven. The CCA staff participate in coalition-building efforts at the local, state and national levels. CCA draws on its social service experience and knowledge to advocate for policies that will effectively combat the problems of poverty and injustice.
Advocacy and Education Project
The Advocacy and Education Project (AEP) originated in 1977 as the Welfare Reform Project. In recognition of the displeasure of many with the federal welfare reform law passed in 1996, the project changed its name to the Welfare Justice Project in 1996 and to the Social Justice in 2001. In 2004, it changed to its current name in recognition of the need to broaden and deepen its mandate from simply changing the welfare system to promoting social change overall.
This Project seeks to fulfill Christian Community Action’s mission to change systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice.” Its goal is to promote social change and justice for all by focusing on issues such as empowerment, grass-roots organizing, leadership training and economic justice. Its commitment is to insure that previously unheard voices are given the opportunity to share their stories, participate in public policy conversations and to have opportunities to advocate on the issues that concern them.
In that regard, AEP sponsors grassroots groups so that people, whose opinions are often marginalized or ignored, can have their voices heard and provided with opportunities to have their suggestions heard by policy and decision makers in the hopes of influencing positive changes.
Since the early 1970’s, CCA has made a food pantry available to families with children, senior citizens & people with disabilities in the...
CCA is committed to the many children served by our programs. After-school programs are available on selected days at our Hillside Family Shelter ...
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