Community Service Center
2100 6th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
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Community Action Agency (BCCAA) was incorporated on June 8, 1965
as a private, non-profit corporation pursuant to Section 501 (c)
 of the internal Revenue Code. The BCCAA assembles and directs
federal and local resources to address the multidimensional influences
which impact on the low income and socially disadvantaged people
of Blair County. BCCAA has provided 34 years of uninterrupted
direct and referral service to its constituents, functioning as
a conduit for federal, state and local resources while addressing
the causes and conditions of poverty and the economic under class
in Blair County.
As an advocate
for poor and near poor people, the Blair County Community Action
Agency (BCCAA) involves its constituency in Community Action. We
believe that those receiving services are best able to determine
and address specific needs.
serve as a catalyst to assist disadvantaged people secure the
tools required to meet their needs, rarely have the same person
serving as policy maker and client. Clients often become dependent
upon institutions over which they have little or no control. The
intent of the BCCAA is to guard against a continuation of this
scenario. BCCAA offers its constituent clients an equal voice
in the decision making process and therefore the recipient becomes
a partner in the policy making process.
It is the
belief of the Blair County Community Action Agency that all people
are equal and should be included in all elements of the social
and economic mainstream of life; and that all people have talents.
Our primary role is one of encouragement for each person to use
their talents and energies for the betterment of themselves, their
families and their community. To do this, their basic needs must
be met. The needy and those more fortunate must work side by side
and share in the process. It is the role of the Blair County Community
Action Agency to guide the less fortunate in addressing their
needs so that they can take their place in society.
County Community Action Agency (BCCAA) uses federal, state, and
local resources to address the multidimensional and dynamic influences
which impact on the low-income and socially disadvantaged people
living in Blair County. BCCAA's philosophy is one of commitment
to personal empowerment. Simply stated, people are equal and people
have talent, but not all people have equal talent. Our role is
to encourage our constituents to develop their talents to better
themselves, their family and their community. The BCCAA assists
its constituents in securing the tools and training necessary
to meet their needs and to permit them to take a place in the
mainstream of society.
this principle, economically disadvantaged people and those more
fortunate, work side by side in shared planning and policy development.