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Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama

From time to time, EVERYONE needs help.

We help.

Welcome to the Web site of the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama!

Our Mission
To reduce the causes and adverse consequences of poverty and to empower low-income individuals, families and communities to achieve self-sufficiency through advocacy, resource utilization and service delivery.



DaVita Donations

DaVita employees from 5 locations gathered to present a memorable donation to Meals on Wheels. DaVita centers represented are Russellville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Renaissance.  Thank you ladies!

"Your Community" Survey

Please take our 5 minute Community Survey.  Click - Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Community Survey  Thank you for your help!


Understanding Fair Housing and Tenancy Rights can be a challenge.
Join us for a Renters Class to better understand these and other topics relating to renting shelter.

March 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Community Action Agency of Northwest AL
745 Thompson ST. 
Florence, AL 35630

Please pre-register at 256-766-4330.

Donate Tax refunds to help Children

You can aid in the battle to eliminate child abuse and neglect in Alabama. 
Use the tax return check off box to donate all, or a portion, of your income tax refund to the Alabama Children's Trust Fund, administered by the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (ADCANP).

Children Trust Funds are returned to the community to combact child abuse and neglect on a local level.
Community Action Agency Northwest receives ADCANP funding for the Fatherhood and Mothers Parenting Programs.
In the last fiscal year the Northwest Alabama Responsible Parenting - served 163 Fatherhood participants and the Mothers Program served 213 Mothers.

Additional ways to help fund the fight; Purchase a Children's Trust Fund car tag.
visit for more information.


GARDEN Program Begins

Free seeds, plants and fertlizer to grow your own garden.

Garden Seed Sign up will begin February 6th - March 17th. 
Colbert & Lauderdale residents call 256-762-9330
Franklin residents call 256-332-7534

ALL CALLS should be made between 1-4 PM.

Income eligibility -
1 in household gross monthly income $1,485
2 in household gross combined monthly income $2,002
3 in household gross combined monthly income $2,520

Each additional person adds $520 to gross.

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