2014 marks the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s declaration of an “unconditional war on poverty,” the first time the federal government ever launched an aggressive program to eliminate poverty, which included Community Action Agencies, established to provide assistance to millions of people across the United States.
The Community Action Committee of the Cape & Islandswas established as one of these programs to offer services including: child care assistance information; access to health care enrollment and primary care provider selection; support for seniors to age at home; and financial assistance to foreclosed homeowners.
This year also marks a first for CACCI – the organization will hold its first fundraiser to benefit Safe Harbor, their safe and secure emergency family shelter for eligible women and their children who are homeless due to domestic violence. In addition to providing a place to stay, Safe Harbor offers education on domestic violence, parenting, financial literacy, and employment readiness, as well as programs for children of all ages.
CACCI fundraiser – a wine tasting at Land Ho! in Harwich Port with Trio Wine Company – will be April 10 from 5-7pm with live music by Bob Peck and the Outer Beach Bandits. And for $20, you can drink, dance, and help carry out the legacy that LBJ established a half century ago.