Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc. improves the quality of life for people in need by empowering them to become more self-sufficient and by providing essential services through partner collaboration and cooperation. A two-generation approach for combatting multi-generational poverty proves transformative in achieving positive family and community outcomes.
Entering its 6th year, the agency interacts with nearly 1 in 4 county households equating to just over 1 in 3 county residents. Community Action helps to stabilize those in need, assists them in building a more economically secure future, and works with community partners to foster opportunities. Partnerships help build community capacity and opportunity for residents. The agency has built productive working relationships with local institutions such as Garrett College, the Health Department and related medical institutions, the Board of Education, and the Department of Social Services.
The agency of 185 employees continually fulfills community needs through the creation of affordable housing, providing public transportation services, and supporting all eight municipalities of Garrett County under the guises that, "Families do well in communities that do well."