February's News & Information
February's News & Information
CAAP Update
News, Events & Resources

February 2021 Edition

New Wellspan Board Of Director's Chair

Megan Shreve, CEO of South-Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP)

A big congratulations to our very own Megan Shreve, recently announced as the new Chair for 2021.  Link to Wellspan's full announcement and Megan's professional history that led to this important decision for our state.  The Board aims to re-imagine health care for the region under the leadership of Megan.  Read more.
“I am honored to be selected as Chair for the leading health care system in South Central Pennsylvania,” says Megan.
We couldn't be happier or more proud, Megan! 

February Is Black History Month 

Winslow Mason Reflects
CAAP's Strategic Change Senior Director

"Black History month means more than recognizing the contributions of African Americans.  It’s also a time to recognize the richness of America’s racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.  It’s a time for us to celebrate the uniqueness that each of us brings to develop a fair, just, and equitable world. CAAP supports this and strives for equity and fairness in all endeavors." 
Interested in learning how one of our agencies has been honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. each January?  Visit Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County's article on their 33rd Annual Breakfast, which was held virtually this year.  This year's event was called "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" and was co-hosted with their Crispus Attucks Community Center.

NCAP Provides Ongoing Updates To Their Guidance & Resources Page

To Help Manage Coronavirus Risks 
NCAP's COVID-19 guidance and resources page offers an up to date, comprehensive set of resources that are in response to COVID-19.  View a report on the first 90 days of this pandemic, NCAP's response statement, as well as a variety of links to guidance and resources available, such as:
  • Federal Agency Guidance (CSBG, WAP, LIHEAP)
  • WHO and Centers for Disease Control
  • Legislation & Policy
  • Non-profit, Remote Work & Advocacy
  • Hope/Healing, Equity and Trauma-Informed Care 

CARES Rent Relief 

Program Results For All 67 Participating PA Counties 

If you haven't seen the results yet, the PA Housing Finance Agency has published the results for the CARES RRP, which are available now on the PHFA website.  You may also link to their January e-newsletter, which provides other data and information on:
  • Rent Relief Program
  • Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program
  • Rent Relief Application Questions
Linking to the January 2021 PHFA newsletter will allow you to view state-wide and county specific data on:
  • Households Helped
  • Funds Disbursed
  • Landlords Helped

DHS Released

18-Page Racial Equity Report

Report to serve as "roadmap' to fight racism.  Learn what it found...
This DHS report is focused on health equity, economic justice, early childhood education, child welfare and juvenile justice.  PA Secretary, Teresa Miller said everyone should be aware of the history of systemic racism, as well as some concerning statistics in our state.  Read more about how DHS will play a vital role in countering systemic racism, the statistics and access to the full report.

CAAP Education Tracks Have Begun

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CAAP Education Webinars Started In February

Just a reminder that CAAP, in lieu of an annual conference education sessions, is hosting monthly webinars designed specifically for five different tracks. The tracks include management, governance, fiscal, human resources, and "diversity, equity, and inclusion".  A certificate of completion is available after each webinar, which will take place throughout the year from the convenience of your work or home office.
Click here for webinar information and registration. Questions? Contact Leslie McRobbie, CAAP Education Director for more information.

In Memorium

E. Philip McKain
Former CAAP Executive Director

E. Philip McKain, former Executive Director of CAAP, passed away on January 8th.  Phil came to CAAP in the 1980s, leaving in 1993 to lead the Stamford, Connecticut CAA.  Prior to his tenure at CAAP, Phil was Deputy Director and then Acting Interim Executive Director at what was then Community Action Pittsburgh Inc. (CAPI).
CAAP expresses its sympathies to his family on his passing.

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