About US

What Is Community Action

Community Action Agencies began as part of President John F. Kennedy’s “New Frontier” to help all Americans to become more self-sufficient and self-sustaining. In August 1964, it evolved into an integral component of the “War on Poverty” during the administration of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and has continued on into the 21st Century, strengthening communities nationwide by helping those in need break free from the shackles of dependency.

Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency has been at the forefront of the War on Poverty in the Ohio Valley for over four decades. With two offices to serve the community, in Cheshire, and Middleport, we offer a long list of programs and services which can provide qualified individuals and families with the right mix of assistance, encouragement, innovative solutions, and incentives to become self-sufficient.

The Promise

Community Action changes people’s lives embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Who We Are

Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency is a private, non-profit organization that focuses on assisting people in their efforts to become self-sufficient by providing services to enable them to improve their financial, physical, mental, and social level, and by operating programs designed to motivate individuals to help themselves.

Our Vision

Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency envisions a world without poverty in which all people have access to necessary resources and are treated with dignity.

Our Mission

Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency provides multiple services utilizing public and private resources to improve the overall quality of life for our community.

What We Do

We endeavor to make the community aware of the problems encountered by the people and serve as an advocate for residents by strengthening communications, mutual understanding, and the planning and coordination of programs designed to serve the low-income community.

Where We Help

Our Office is located in Cheshire Ohio, serving both Gallia and Meigs Counties.

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions or comments about any of our programs or services, please don’t hesitate to contact our offices. If you aren’t certain what department might be best for your situation call us and someone will be happy to assist you.