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Our mission is to strengthen individuals and families to become more self-sufficient, achieving their potential by taking advantage of opportunities, improving the conditions in which they live, and taking ownership of their community.
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We offer programs and services such as Food Bank, housing and case management, WIC, employment and job training, and home delivered meals to Fayette County residents.
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Our programs empower Fayette County residents and assist them in their journey to attain and maintain a rewarding and financially secure future.
– Emily P.
Emily P. is participating in the 2022 Experience WORKS Program. She is a recent graduate of Laurel Highlands High School.
Emily is undecided about her future education and enrolled in Experience WORKS as a way to learn about working in social services and with senior clients. She was placed at the FCCAA Adult Recreation Center. She really enjoys working one on one with clients who come in for a warm meal and socialization. She has started calling bingo daily for individuals waiting for their meals.
Emily is saving her wages towards purchasing a car. She thinks the best part of the Experience WORKS program is the flexibility to earn a wage and enjoy the work you are doing.
– Chris O.
Chris O. is participating in the 2022 Experience WORKS Program. He is a junior at Connellsville Area School District and the CTC studying automotive mechanics.
Chris started his working career at the Connellsville Township Municipal Authority working with the crew for the summer. He helps with cleaning the township roadways and ditches. He wants to study diesel mechanics after high school.
His favorite part of his job is the people he works with. He is learning so much by being hands on with the crew. He said the only bad part of the job is working in the heat and rain.
Chris is using his wages to purchase parts for his truck. He would recommend the Experience WORKS to any youth who wants to learn about their potential career field and earn a great wage at the same time!
– Cody M.
Cody M. is participating in the Experience WORKS Program, and his site is Laurel Business Institute (LBI). He will be a senior at Albert Gallatin High School and the CTI studying welding.
He is enjoying his job where he is assisting the maintenance department. He likes the variety of duties he has in a week and has really learned some skills he will be able to use in maintaining a home.
Cody especially likes the fact that he can spend some time in the welding program at LBI. He has taken a tour and plans to attend the program next year after graduation.
Cody plans to save his wages and use them towards a vehicle.
A’Marra is happy to be participating in Experience WORKS. She is currently assigned to the Housing Department at Fayette County Community Action. She originally wanted to work with kids, but while waiting on her clearances she started to help with clerical duties and decided she really enjoyed office work. A’Marra’s primary duties are keeping files copied and assisting case workers with filing, organizing, and completing annual quality surveys for clients. Her favorite part of her job is the people. She likes the teamwork and likes feeling as a part of the group. She has also learned about social services and poverty and how it affects the community. A’Marra said she was most surprised by how fast paced the office is. She expected the days to drag on, but she likes helping people and is happy for the experience. A’Marra originally thought she wanted to go to college for business or childcare, but after working in the EW Program she has developed an interest in social work and possibly working at CYS to combine her interests in a way that helps local kids. She also has interest in cosmetology and is considering following that route in the future. She thinks the EW Program is beneficial because it allows youth to try different types of jobs they may have never considered before.
– Louis P.
“FCCAA is one of the best things that ever happened to the area! The Uniontown Adult Recreation Center is a wonderful place to go. The staff is nice and everyone gets along.”
– Brian G.
“I am blessed. FCCAA took me from living in a tent to having a roof over my head.”
WIC has been a part of my family since I was pregnant with my child. The staff is kind and always providing resources to educate and help our families succeed.– Erika R.
The Housing service I received from FCCAA has been a blessing to me! Everything that everyone did was nice. I was treated like a human being. I’m thankful!– Annie T.
Domenic F. participates in the Experience Works! program. Domenic works at K2 Engineering where he scans maps, completes data entry, and visits local properties with engineers.–
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