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    Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro: CAPSAW 2013 Annual Report The Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro, CAPSAW, was formed in 2009 to provide funding and technical assistance for anti-poverty based programming in our community. Although CAPSAW is relatively new to the SAW region it was formed as a direct result of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and it’s mission to eliminate poverty and to foster opportunities for individuals, families and communities to achieve economic security. CAPSAW funds services that change people’s lives and improve our community. Since CAPSAW’s inception in 2009 over 30,000 individuals from the Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro region have been served by dozens of agencies receiving over 1.3million dollars. Roughly 20% of these funds were provided by our localities meaning 80% came from state and federal sources. Partner agencies are chosen through a competitive grants application process. Each year CAPSAW Board Members are asked to determine the best and most appropriate use of these dollars. Each year there are more requests than can be honored. To evaluate success, CAPSAW determines the impact these funds are having on our community and its mission to foster an environment in which economic security for each and every individual and family in the region is attainable. 2009-2013 Local Dollars Individuals Served $1.3 Million Awarded 20% ($263,000) 30,000+ CAPSAW will continue to focus on impactful programming, strengthening partnerships, encouraging collaboration and elimination of the duplication of effort as we move into future funding cycles. Partner agencies will be asked to continue their efforts in providing services directed towards addressing Self Sufficiency, Family Stability and Community Revitalization and Enhancement. Board of Directors and Staff Representing Staunton: Representing Augusta Representing Staff : County: Waynesboro: Anna Leavitt Andrea Oakes Tracy Pyles Thomas Reider Deb Koons Diantha McCauley Larry Wills Michelle Brackman Janet Ewing Loray Ragan Frank Lucente Support: Christina Cain Rich Wilbur Mary McDermott Melissa Orndorff Diane Kellogg Richard Baldwin* Elizabeth Middleton Esquiewie Jones * Justine Carter-Moats Carol Blair* David Karaffa* *term ended FY 2013 Terri Hagenlocker

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    What do we know? Does our region today look any different as a result of the work funded by CAPSAW? Here is what the most recent data tells us: In Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013) over $200,000 was distributed to programs providing services to over 3,000 individuals coming from 2,500 families.  44% of those served were children aged 17 and under;  133 families were able Comparing these figures to  62% of households to move from a crisis previous years helps reported earning an facility to safe and highlight our path for income up to 100% of stable housing; future programming. the Federal Poverty  555 children received CAPSAW will focus on Line (a yearly income educational services increasing opportunities of just over $23,000, or provided while care- for growth in income, $1,960 a month, for a takers were working; attainment of higher family of four);  Partner agencies educational and vocational  33% of individuals tracked $530,714 in training goals as well as over age 24 reported costs avoided or job skills training and some post secondary income added for income/ asset develop- education; those they served. ment.  24% of families served owned their home. CAPSAW Partner Agencies & Programs FY 13 The Valley Mission Valley Hope Crossroads to Brain Valley Program For Counseling Injury Recovery Aging Services Court Appointed Waynesboro Area Special Advocates Learning Tree (WALT) Boys and Girls Club (CASA) Community Child Care New Directions Center Valley Children's Rebuilding Together Blue Ridge Legal Center Greater Augusta Services Daily Living Center Valley Volunteer Blue Ridge Area Food Augusta Regional Income Tax Assistance Bank Free Clinic (VITA)

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