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Community Action Agency

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Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (S.C.S.E.P.) strives to provide part-time training opportunities and other services in support of community service activities to transition program participants to unsubsidized jobs that will provide better economic self-sufficiency. 

Services provided through the S.C.S.E.P. are:

  • On-The-Job Work Experience and Training -  SCSEP matches eligible older adults with part-time training assignments for non-profit organizations.
  • Subsidized Wages -  Through the SCSEP, subgrants are awarded to qualified agencies to provide subsidized work experience opportunities to unemployed, low-income residents 55 and over.
  • Yearly Physicals -  SCSEP participants also receive annual physicals as well as the other additional services included.
  • Informative Workshops -  Participants also receive workshops covering job seeking skills, employment, health, safety, retirement, and other topics.
  • A Support System - Referrals and counseling for supportive services are also offered to help build a renewed sense of accomplishment and pride.