CAGI delivers a variety of programs and services focusing on four strategic areas.
Collectively, these services provide a strong foundation for building individual self-reliance and community wealth. Our mission calls for us to promote holistic development for client households of every age and life circumstance. Our ultimate desire is to help empower our clients so that they gain self-sufficiency and self-reliance.
Our energy assistance services are designed to create and maintain a safe, economical, energy-efficient living environment. These efforts provide life-saving interventions as well as valuable homeowner education for residents throughout CAGI’s service area.
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) offers eligible clients a credit on their heating and cooling expenses and provides clients with the opportunity to learn about energy conservation.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) serves eligible clients with appliance repairs, air sealing and insulation which provide health and safety benefits as well as longer-term energy savings opportunities.
Family Development And Education
Our Family Development department offers case-management services to eligible households to provide clients with life skills that promote self-sufficiency and provide a path away from poverty. These services are provided for up to 36 months.
CAGI ’s Foster Grandparents program is an empowering forum for seniors to remain active in their community by providing love, care and support to children with special needs.
CAGI’s Financial Literacy Program encourages economic enhancement for clients by educating them concerning importance and best practices concerning money management—including banking, debt and credit education, understanding the importance of saving, and selecting and managing investments.
The CAGI Action Institute is a new endeavor which provides training and educational opportunities to CAGI staff, clients, vendors and other Community Action Agencies (CAA’s) in the design and execution of programmatic offerings.
The Lead Reduction Assistance program promotes community health through spotlighting the dangers of lead poisoning and providing financial assistance to qualifying participants for the reduction or abatement of the causes of lead poisoning in their homes.
CAGI’s Holiday Meal Program annually provides a holiday season family meal in December for more than 1,000 randomly selected eligible households. The meal includes canned and boxed nonperishable goods, as well as a gift card from a major grocer to purchase perishable items.
CAGI offers Home Repair services to qualifying clients in Marion County including roof repair/replacement, gutters, electrical wiring, plumbing, floor, and foundation repairs.
Housing Counseling clients are counseled in the areas of budgeting, first-time home purchase and reverse mortgage education, loss mitigation and foreclosure prevention, and credit repair.
CAGI’s Senior Affordable Housing projects provide eligible clients with below-market rent apartments. Our Emma Johnson Homes and Franklin School Apartments offer renovated units for seniors, while our Four Seasons at Hawthorne I and II are newly constructed projects with great amenities.