is to affirm the dignity of all individuals,
families, and communities and to facilitate their development with
opportunities to determine and achieve their own goals. The Union -
Snyder Community Action Agency works in partnership with consumers, agencies, and
communities to address and alleviate the causes and impacts of poverty.
Community Action Agency,
Our two main functions are...
and stability services to
low-income individuals including
the homeless, the working poor,
the unemployed, and those unable to work
community education, organization,
revitalization, and development services to assist
residents and communities in addressing local needs
The Union - Snyder Community Action Agency
was formed in 1979 through a joint effort of the Union and Snyder
County Commissioners and concerned citizens. The Joinder Board of
Commissioners has governed the Union - Snyder Community Action
since its inception, with input from an Advisory Committee of
community, low-income, and local government representatives. Agency
comes from local, state, and federal sources.
Please visit the Snyder
County, Pennsylvania website at: www.snydercounty.org
Community Action Agency in Selinsgrove will be hosting Temple
University’s Strength Based Family Workers (SFW) course, beginning
September 10, 2014 (see schedule below). SFW is a
professional development and credentialing training for those who work
with individuals and families-human service workers, ministers,
teachers, counselors, volunteers, community leaders, and more.
Union-Snyder Community Action Agency (CAA) is the regional lead
affiliate agency for this cross-agency training that consists of 90
hours of instruction, preparation of a competency based portfolio, and a
credentialing exam. Workers
who earn this nationally recognized and respected credential are also
eligible for 7 undergraduate college credits, Act 48 hours, and
continuing education units (CEUs).
Class will be held at the CAA
office, 713 Bridge Street, Selinsgrove, PA.
Class Schedule: All classes
are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at CAA, beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 10 and
Thursday, Sept. 11. All
other classes are on Wednesdays: Sept,
24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 17, Jan. 7, Jan. 21,
Feb. 4, Feb. 18, March 11. Portfolios
will be due by March 20, and the tentative test review and test date is
The cost of the SFW course is
$900 and LSFW is $600. Due to support through Union-Snyder Community
Action Agency (CAA) and partnering agencies, these fees is significantly
lower than the actual cost.
Registration Form 2014 (docx)
For more information contact
Robin Barbour firstname.lastname@example.org,
or 570 374-0181 ext. 106 .
A similar course for supervisors will
begin in November, 2014. Both courses build staff skills and promote
effective, strength based organization services.
Union-Snyder Community Action Agency
Community Action Agency (CAA) provides opportunities that inspire hope,
and strengthen and support individuals and families. Union-Snyder CAA
facilitates the process for families and individuals to build skills and
achieve their goals. We believe that everyone has strengths and at times
in their lives, need and deserve support. Our vision is that all people
requesting service from CAA have the opportunity to become self-reliant,
contributing members of the community, encouraging Union-Snyder
communities to thrive. We are committed to providing services that
assist residents and communities to “Hope, Strengthen, and Achieve”.
Can You Support Union-Snyder Community Action Agency in helping those in
Your time to help with projects such as income tax preparation, adult
education, parenting education,
family literacy, newsletter distribution, help answer phones, or lend a
hand at AmeriCorps service projects
Supplies and/or food to support CAA projects and services
Monetary gifts to support CAA programs
CAA has established a “Pass through Fund” with the Central
Susquehanna Community Foundation—all donations to CAA are tax
you are interested in making a donation:
check to: Central Susquehanna Community Foundation-include Union-Snyder
Community Action Agency on the memo line
to: Central Susquehanna Community Foundation
725 W. Front Street
Berwick, PA 18603
and click donate, scroll down to Pass-Through Funds, and click on
Community Action Agency.
more information about call 570-374-0181.
The Union-Snyder Community Action Agency
is funded in part by the Community Services Block Grant from the PA
DCED and the Human Services Development Fund from the PA Department of