What We Do

For over 50 years, FCCAA has provided comprehensive health and human services that meet the needs of the poverty-ridden and economically depressed Fayette County. FCCAA programming includes addressing emergency needs, such as food and shelter for the newly poor, the recently unemployed, and the homeless. Long-term needs focus on empowering and equipping individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through adequate health care, nutrition, education, employment, and socialization skills, in addition to community development initiatives.

Community Action principles make us unique.

Community Action…

Opens doors and leads the way – We provide access to the opportunities people need to improve their lives, to help themselves, and each other.

Turns hope into reality – We identify the needs of the entire community and take action to improve life for everyone in the community.

Treats people with respect – We treat people the way we want to be treated.

Says yes – If we do not provide the needed service, we will link you to those who do.

Gives a voice to the poor – Through our advocacy, we seek to make society more flexible and responsive to the needs of the poor.

Mirrors the diversity of our communities – Our local boards include low-income individuals, local public officials, and business and community groups.

Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider.

Fayette County Statistics

  • 17.7% of Fayette County’s population live in poverty
  • 6,844 children under 18 years old live in poverty
  • 55.6% of households with only a female parent and children under 18 live in poverty
  • 15% of the population is food insecure
  • Median household income of $44,476
  • 20.1% of the population is 65 years and older
  • Per capita income of $25,876