The CAC is Continuing A Commitment to restore and revitalize the quality of life in Jefferson County, and move the residents towards self-sufficiency. We achieve this goal by adapting and providing programs that are accessible, affordable, and culturally-sensitive to meet the needs of the community
The Jefferson County Community Action Council, Inc. is a private non-profit organization, established in 1965 - one of a nationwide network of Community Action Agencies. As mandated by federal law, it is operated by a Board of Directors made up of one-third representation from the low-income sector; one-third governmental representation; and one-third private. The Chief Executive Officer, Michael McGlumphy, has served in his capacity since 2016.
Meeting the needs of Jefferson County residents will always be first priority for the CAC; collaboration with other community agencies has become one of the most efficient ways to accomplish this goal. Since the CAC competes for grants to fund its programming, it enjoys the flexibility of designing its services to fit community needs.
Most CAC services are offered to Jefferson County residents free of any charge. Programs are based on income-eligibility. All participation in programming is entirely voluntary.
EMERGENCY WINTER CRISIS PROGRAM CONTINUES
Jefferson Community Action Council will begin assisting with Emergency HEAP for those residents in Jefferson County on November 1st, 2017. Beginning on October 16th, 2017 the Jefferson County CAC will be scheduling appointments for the Winter Crisis season.
Interested residents should call our new toll free number 1-844-493-1195 to schedule an appointment. The system will guide clients through the scheduling process, set-up an appointment, send the client a list of required documents as well as sending the client appointment notifications and reminders.
The Jefferson County CAC will operate two satellite offices: One at the Dillonvale City Building in Dillonvale, OH and a second location at the WEBA food pantry in Amsterdam, OH. For those Jefferson County residents interested in scheduling an appointment for one of these locations please call 740-282-0971 EXT: 200.
HEAP assists income eligible residents with their heating bills whether it is natural gas, electric, and/or bulk fuel. A disconnection notice is required for natural gas and electric. Customers who have regulated utilities will receive a benefit up to $175.00, unregulated utility benefit of up to $550.00. You must have less than a 10 day supply of bulk fuel. Benefits for oil, propane, kerosene, and bottled gas are up to $750.00. Coal, wood, or solid fuels are up to $450.00. If the delivery is made and the maximum benefit is not used, there will not be a second delivery.
Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM at the CAC Administrative Office, 114 North Fourth Street, Steubenville. Home visits are available for those elderly and/or disabled persons unable to travel. If someone is representing a client, that person needs Power of Attorney papers or a notarized statement of permission.
Documentation that must be presented at the time of the application is proof of income for all members of the household 18 years of age or older from your appointment date 90 days back: (paystubs, SS, SSDI, or SSI checks, award letters or bank statement, OWF/TANF verification, alimony, child support, pensions and utility allowances). Social Security Cards and proof of citizenship for all household members, utility bills, and/or vendor information (bulk fuel) are necessary.
Persons claiming zero income must provide a notarized statement from all individuals who are providing financial assistance showing the date, their name, address, phone number and a signature. This needs to be detailed showing the dates and every cash amount given to you or paid directly towards your monthly household bills and personal expenses. If the bills are being paid directly to the creditor, proof of cancelled checks and/or receipts are required for the past 90 days. Along with this, a statement from The Department of Job and Family Services, showing all persons in the household, is needed at the time of your appointment. Any person 18 years or older in the household with no income must provide school records if they’re attending or an IRS tax transcript. To request a copy call 1-800-908-9946.
Applicants will not be processed without necessary documentation.
WEATHERIZATION CREW MEMBER
Jefferson County CAC is looking for a Weatherization Crew Member. The main duties of the job are to weatherize homes, which includes caulking windows and insulating houses. Insulation may be done in the crawl space under the house and in the attic. For external wall insulation, crew member may be required to work on a ladder to access the upper areas of the house.
Must be able to pass a drug test, background check, and possess a valid driver’s license.
Salary depends on experience level. Furnace repair/replacementexperience a plus.
To apply, come to OhioMeansJobs Jefferson County. Fill out an application, plus provide a resume. Provide a copy of your driver’s license and complete the employment test at the Job Center.
Annual reporting for all agency programs is available by request. Requests should be directed to 740-282-0971 ext. 110. Documents are available for review at the administrative offices of the Jefferson County CAC, Inc. located at:
114 N 4th Street
Steubenville, OH 43952