(Posted Jan. 2, 2017)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Community Action could be moving to a new location in 2017.
The private, non-profit agency plans to lease county-owned space located between Tractor Supply Co. (TSC) and the Madison County-London City Health District offices on Lafayette Street in London.
The 2,500-square foot space is under renovation, said Madison County commissioner David Dhume, who also serves on the Community Action board. A firm date for completion of renovations has not been set.
The new space is approximately three times the size of Community Action’s current site, located in a house the agency rents at 255 W. High St., London, the former location of Kronk & Scaggs Insurance.
“The agency is growing and needs more room,” Dhume said.
Community Action helps low-income individuals and families through financial education, emergency services, and housing assistance. Programs include help with paying energy bills for people facing utility shut-offs and home weatherization to cut down on energy costs.
Community Action serves Madison, Champaign, Delaware, Logan, Shelby and Union counties. The headquarters is located in Marysville. Satellite offices serve the member counties locally.
The renovated space on Lafayette Street also will house the Madison County office of Project Woman, a non-profit dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Project Woman is headquartered in Springfield. The Madison County office currently shares space with Community Action at 255 W. High St., London.
For more information about Community Action, officially known as Bridges Community Action Partnership, visit www.ourcap.org or call 1-800-858-4452. Rochelle Twining is the executive director.
The Madison County office for Community Action can be reached at (740) 852-3511. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Marie Radcliff serves as manager.
For more information about Project Woman, go to www.projectwomanohio.org. The London office can be reached at (740) 852-3511. The 24-hour crisis hotline is 1-800-634-9893.