The mission of Community Action Development Corporation is to undertake activities and implement programs with the intent of helping low-income persons improve their quality of life and to attain self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. The agency also recognizes its role as a catalyst in community and economic development efforts and will work toward improving educational and employment opportunities, housing, health services, youth programs, and other services within the communities in which we serve.
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In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, which was the birth of Community Action Agencies across America. Originally organized as individual county organizations, our Agency was incorporated into five counties including: Jefferson, Cotton, Tillman, Kiowa, and Washita. In 1981, Beckham and Roger Mills counties were added to our seven-county service area. The Agency also has additional services in Custer County and rural transportation services in 16 counties in western and central Oklahoma. Our purpose is to improve the lives of low-income families, assist them in becoming more self-sufficient, and to improve the quality of life in each of the communities we serve. We are one of the largest employers in the western Oklahoma and offer a variety of programs to help individuals, families, and communities grow and prosper.