Established as a private non-profit by the federal government in 1964 to combat poverty in our geographical area. We seek to involve the entire community in assessing local needs and reducing poverty. 
A board of directors guides our staff. We focus available local, state, private and federal resources to assist low-income families.  Our goal is to help individuals acquire useful skills and provide opportunities for people to become economically self-sufficient.

What We Can Do to Help Our Community...

We assess needs, develop a plan of action, provide direct services, secure needed financial resources, and serve as an advocate for low-income people and partners with other organizations to eliminate poverty.

Each of us involved in CAA activities in the past and are proud of our accomplishments.  We know that our agency is much more than a variety of programs to assist the poor; it is a group of people committed to a more just society and to a drive to insure a life of decency and dignity for all regardless of income and social status.  We know we have made an invaluable contribution to our area, through the development of innovative and cost effective programs which have helped thousands of people find their way out of poverty.  However, we know the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty continues today and we will do all in our power to help that situation.
Proud to Introduce one of our Partners in Community Service...
Where We Come From...
Our Central Office
1481 McCurdy Ave. South
P.O. Box 1487
Rainsville, AL  35986-1487
Phone:  256.638.4430
Fax:  256.638.2039

OUR MISSION
To build coalitions of partnerships, volunteers and programs dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by improving the quality of life and empowering community participants to become self-sufficient in Blount, Cherokee, Dekalb, Jackson, Marshall, and St. Clair Counties.
...and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness,    and your night will become like the noonday.
Isaiah 58:10 (NIV)
Serving Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and St Clair Counties in Northeast Alabama
HELLO FROM THE St. CLAIR OFFICE
From Left to right,  Nina Barnes
and Ellen Allen.








HELLO FROM THE CHEROKEE COUNTY OFFICE
Paula Pruitt at the Benefits Checkup Event held in Centre, AL at the Gadsden State Community College.









HELLO FROM THE BLOUNT COUNTY OFFICE
Rita Golden and Sonya England at the Blooming Benefits Day held in Oneonta, AL.
SURVEY TIME!
We need to hear from you!

Please click on the above link and take the Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment. 
BUT DON"T STOP THERE...

we need to hear from you as an indiviual, please click on the above link and take a short survey, please.
Please click on this link and tell us how we are doing.
It is important to hear from YOU!