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The Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

We're hiring!  Click HERE to view our current open positions.

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Services

ALL SERVICES REQUIRE REGISTRATION! 

You can register for services online!  Click the link above to start.

Or call our office at 800-372-2240 to register by phone.

Call us! 1-800-372-2240

Our 
Story

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Founders, Sussex County Community Action Agency, Circa 1965

We will never forget where we came from...

In 1965, a group of concerned citizens came together with a common goal - to fight the scourge of poverty that was impacting their friends and neighbors in rural Sussex County.  This group formed the Sussex County Community Action Agency which later became First State Community Action Agency serving the entire State of Delaware.  Today, 57 years later, we are still serving.

Our Impact*

247

Familes Obtained Safe, Affordable Housing

343

Adults Found Jobs

97

Individuals Purchased a Home

536

Individuals Found Safe, Temporary Shelter

1580

Individuals Avoided Eviction

120

Familes Avoided Foreclosure

1673

Households Avoided Utility Shutoff

176

Individuals with Disabilities Maintained Independent Living Situations

433

Families Received Emergency Food

588

Homes Received Heating/Cooling Assistance.

*Data compiled from Oct 2021-Sept 2022
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