Who is Served by Community Action Programs?
The Fairfax County Community Action Program served a total of 17,339 individuals in FY 2016. In general, individuals who receive services from community action programs:
- Have very low incomes;
- Live in families with children;
- Are working at the time they seek help or have recently been in the workforce;
- Represent the ethnic makeup of the US poverty population;
- Have few tangible assets; and
- Lack adequate education and employable skills.