Colorado East Community Action Agency (CECAA)
Serving low income, disabled and senior residents of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties in rural eastern Colorado with a holistic approach to self sufficiency.
Purpose and Mission
The mission of Colorado East Community Action Agency (CECAA) is to stabilize families and move them out of poverty by promoting and advocating economic self-sufficiency, personal responsibility and asset building through education, case management and collaboration with local, state, private and federal resources.
How We Are Unique
Most poverty-related organizations focus on specific areas of need, such as job training, health care, housing, or economic development. CECAA reaches out to low-income people in our community and addresses their multiple needs through a comprehensive approach, by developing partnerships with other community organizations, involving low-income clients in the agency's operations, and administrating a range of coordinated programs designed to have a measurable impact on poverty.
Our own programs include Medicare counseling and fraud prevention, emergency utility assistance, free income tax preparation, and employment readiness. By coordinating with other agencies we are able to assess the needs of individual clients, guide them through the system and provide linkages to available assistance.
The Promise of Community Action
CECAA changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes our community a better place to live. We are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Join us on "Team Cecaa" to help support the PET OVERPOPULATION FUND. On October 1st at 9 am at Railroad Park in Hugo, Colorado, we will participate in the 5k run/walk "Strut Your Mutt". The cost is $20 per person and if you pre-register before September 1st, you get a free t-shirt! Registration the day of the event will take place at 8 am. Hope to see you there!
Throughout the year, taxes are completed by appointment only. Please call 719-775-8586 to make an appointment.
TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) disperses free food to low income families who qualify. The next food distribution will be held Thursday, September 1st. From 9 - 11 AM, food will be distributed at the Lincoln County fairgrounds in Hugo. Followed by food pickup at the CECAA office in Limon from 2:30 - 4:30 PM or by appointment. On August 18th, there will be a food distribution in Karval at the bus barn from 11 AM - 12 PM.
Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) assistance is available. Please call 719-775-8586 for more information or to apply.
The next class is August 25th at the Limon Community Building at 5:00 p.m. The theme for this class is the Summer Unbirthday Party. Please RSVP to Becky at 719-775-8586. See you there!