“Reducing Poverty and Promoting Self-Sufficiency

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC Mission Statement


   The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3, social service organization whose primary goal is to identify and address community needs, with the basic focus being to reduce poverty related adversities.

   Community Action Agencies were established in 1964 when the Economic Opportunity Act legislation was enacted after the declaration of the “War on Poverty”. Today there are 50 Community Action Agencies in the State of Ohio with every county receiving services.

   Serving the four Ohio counties of Knox, Holmes, Coshocton, and Ashland, Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action is governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, with multiple alternates, comprised of three sectors of local citizens. The Public Sector is represented by local officials or their appointees, the Private Sector is representative of local business or industry, and the Low-Income Sector encompasses citizens representing the interests of the low-income population. Each sector is equally represented by the four counties. Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland was incorporated in 1966 and has been providing 50 years of service to those in need. We pride ourselves in being a multi-generational agency serving infants through the elderly with over 175 staff and 300 volunteers.

   Thank you for visiting our web site. Please take a moment to browse and discover why Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland has been bestowed with numerous awards in recognition of our effective and innovative programming. We are your local Community Action Agency providing essential services to better the lives of those that we serve.

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