About Us

The War on Poverty was declared by President Lyndon B. Johnson in his State of the Union Address on 1/8/1964. “…This administration today here and now declares unconditional war on poverty in America…Our aim is not to relieve the symptoms of poverty, but to cure it – and above all, to prevent it…”

The War on Poverty was declared by President Lyndon B. Johnson in his State of the Union Address on 1/8/1964. “…This administration today here and now declares unconditional war on poverty in America…Our aim is not to relieve the symptoms of poverty, but to cure it – and above all, to prevent it…”

Our History:

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit organization incorporated in New York State in June of 1965. It is one of hundreds of Community Action Agencies across the United States. Other similar agencies may be found at the National Association of Community Action Agencies and the National Community Action Foundation.

For more information about Community Action Agencies in New York State, please visit the web site for the New York State Community Action Association.

Our Mission:

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities to help vulnerable people achieve economic, physical, and emotional security.

Our Vision:

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. is actively engaged with community partners, individuals, and families to address the current and emerging needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations.