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Mission Statement: The Greater Erie Community Action Committee is Erie County's designated community action agency formed for the purpose of providing a local organization for the establishment and operation of facilities and services directed toward elimination of poverty or causes of poverty in the Greater Erie Area, dedicated to the advancement of opportunity for education and training, the opportunity to work and the opportunity to live in decency and dignity.
Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) operates over 50 different programs which serve clients from infants to the frail elderly. The agency has four operating divisions, Area Agency on Aging (AAA), Child Development (CD), Workforce Development (WD), and Education Training and Community Services (ETCS). Programs operated include Head Start, Elderly Care Management, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparent (FGP), Meals-On-Wheels, Weatherization, Housing Assistance, Workforce Development, Adult Basic Education, Upward Bound, and Senior Aides. All these programs create a comprehensive umbrella of social services and educational opportunities available to Erie County residents.