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Kings Community Action OrganizationKings Community Action Organization
To advocate, educate and provide a wide range of quality services that empower, promote self-sufficiency, preserve dignity and improve the quality of life for the individuals and communities of Kings County. Read more
To advocate, educate and provide a wide range of quality services that empower, promote self-sufficiency, preserve dignity and improve the quality of life for the individuals and communities of Kings County.
Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO) is the exclusive anti-poverty agency for Kings County. KCAO is a private, non-profit organization that was established in 1965 pursuant to the Economic Opportunities Act of 1964 and is completing its 44th year of service to the residents of Kings County. The organization has service sites located in Armona, Avenal, Corcoran, Hanford, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lemoore and Stratford. The agency reaches out to low-income people to address their multiple needs and administer a full range of coordinated programs designed to have a measurable impact on poverty.
KCAO carries out its mission through a variety of means including, but not limited to, the following:
§ community-wide needs assessment of needs and strengths;
§ comprehensive anti-poverty strategies;
§ provision of a broad range of direct services;
§ mobilization of financial and non-financial (in-kind) resources;
§ advocacy on behalf of low-income people; and
§ partnerships with other community, state, and national organizations.