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Area IV’s mission is to foster a better quality of life for individuals, families and communities. The agency will maximize and make the best use of all financial and human resources, with compassion and respect for the dignity of each individual served and with stewardship that reflects our commitment to accountability, integrity and quality services.
Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc is a private, not-for-profit organization working to make the best use of federal, state, and local resources in the form of programs or services. It is governed by a Board of Directors and operates from a central office in Lafayette and five satellite offices in neighboring counties, as well as three Head Start sites.
The Agency on Aging portion of the organization is mandated by the Federal Older Americans Act of 1965 to respond to the needs of aging adults and their caregivers as a way of helping them remain independent. It focuses on services and programs for the elderly and persons with disabilities of all ages by serving the counties of: Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren & White counties.
Area IV is a member of the National and Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging. There are sixteen Agencies on Aging in the state of Indiana and over 600 in the United States.
The Community Action Programs portion of the agency is a part of the War on Poverty initiative under the Federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 designed to assist disadvantaged and low-income persons with a variety of programs and services and services the counties of: Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe & White.
The Agency is a member of the National and Indiana Associations of Community Action Agencies. There are twenty-three Community Action Agencies in Indiana and over 1000 in the United States.