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Community Action Agency 

CAA logo  Welcome to Community Services' webpages. Community Services, designated as a Community Action Agency (CAA), is dedicated to providing support and opportunities to people of all ages within Coconino County. Our mission, "Working together; Improving lives; 
Creating solutions; with Coconino Communities", is paramount to everything we do. The goal at Community Services is for individuals to enjoy a more satisfying and economically stable life.

I hope you enjoy your experience while navigating our webpages and I am confident that you will find the information that you are seeking. Just in case you don’t, always feel free to contact our staff by calling (928) 679-7425. I also welcome any feedback you may wish to share regarding the website or suggestions on how we can improve our customer service. Please email your comments to me. Thank you for visiting the Coconino County Community Services webpages.
                                      -- Janet K. Regner, Community Services Director

History, Governance, and Advisement
Happy girl and Mom  CAAs were authorized as part of the “War on Poverty” launched by President Johnson when he signed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Less than a year later in 1965 Coconino County's Board of Supervisors (BOS) established the County’s Community Action Program, under a CAA Board starting in 1966. In 1973 the County funded this CAA as a Community Services Project for one year and in March 1974
it became a County Department. As such, Community Services is overseen by two separate statutory bodies. The County Board of Supervisors is the final governing authority, responsible for all policies and budgets, while the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) advises programming and services.  These include, but are not limited to energy assistance, social services, utility deposits/repairs/replacements, case management for the elderly, congregate meals, home delivered meals, home care, individual development accounts, and micro-business start-up/ expansion.  CAAB is made up of twelve to fifteen members comprised of one-third elected officials, one-third or more low income residents and one-third or less private sector representatives. CAAB members are selected by the other members, with the exception of the elected official seats; those are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

Assessing Need and Funding Community Action

As a CAA, Community Services completes a comprehensive community needs assessment to inform strategic choices related to programming and services.  The most recent assessment is the Coconino County Community & Family Vitality Survey 2014, which was done in collaboration with numerous community partner organizations.  It incorporates input of hundreds of lower-income and other community members, as well as U.S. Census and other secondary demographic information.   

Funders of Community Services' Community Action come from federal, state, and local government, foundation grants and business and individual donations. Coconino County Community Services is a public non-profit and your tax-deductible financial contributions are an investment in community and a better future for generations to come. Your contributions fight homelessness - helping families and individuals from sleeping on the street; fight hunger - providing seniors with hot, nutritious meals and homecare assistance; fight oppression - providing oversight of personal funds for court-recognized disabled individuals who have no one else to care for them; and promote self-sustainability – leveraging and matching recipient and federal dollars for Individual Development Accounts assisting post-secondary education and micro-business start-up and/or expansion.

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Lower Your Tax, Help Our Community!

Community Services is a member of the Flagstaff Tax Credit Coalition. Our 14 local nonprofits’ missions aim to help low-income Flagstaff residents’ meet their basic needs. Working together for greater impact, the group’s tax credit donations received in 2014 ($496,018) nearly doubled those in 2013 ($258,530). Thanks to YOU, we are helping more families in need.

Per the Arizona State Department of Revenue, Community Services is on the approved list of All Qualifying Charitable Organizations. Gifts accepted before the end of this year are eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit – up to $200 for individuals and $400 for married couples filing jointly. By clicking DONATE NOW! on this webpage our secure PayPal online donation form will open where you may give a one-time contribution, or sign-up to give recurring monthly donations to continue helping economically disadvantaged community members.  If you need more information, visit Donation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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Community Services also partners with nonprofits and businesses to fight poverty and fund community action. Our Senior Nutrition and Meals on Wheels program received a $1,750 grant from Meals on Wheels America for participating in the 13th Annual March for Meals campaign.
This grant was made possible by Subaru of America, Inc.'s seventh annual “Share the Love” event. During the event, Subaru donated $250 to the owner’s choice of participating charities for every new vehicle purchased or leased.

“We are grateful for this needed grant which will provide nutritious, well-balanced, noon-time meals for homebound seniors residing in the greater-Williams area,” said Janet Regner, Director, Coconino County Community Services.

A Coconino County Board of Supervisors’ proclamation declared March 2015 March for Meals Month in Coconino County. City of Williams Mayor John Moore and City Councilman Don Dent both promoted March for Meals, and Mayor Moore joined two other volunteers to deliver meals. The Williams Chamber of Commerce’s March for Meals Fundraiser Mixer and the Bill Williams Senior Center March for Meals Fundraising Breakfast increased awareness and monetary donations, for an additional $5,307 for the month.

Thank you Meals on Wheels America, Subaru, Williams Chamber of Commerce, and all the other businesses and individuals that donated!

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Janet Regner
Janet K. Regner

Community Services Director

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2625 N. King St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Ph: (928) 679-7455
Toll Free: (866) 822-9298
Fx: (928) 679-7461

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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