Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA)
Arizona Community Action Association(ACAA)
is a non profit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by working with Community Action Association statewide in support of that goal. ACAA services include case management and emergency assistance for food, utilities rent and eviction prevention, emergency shelter, financial assistance, resources, referrals and employment.
•In Arizona, 18.6% of families are in poverty.
•1 of every 4 (24.4%) children in Arizona lives in poverty.
•One-third of Arizona’s population is classified as working poor – a number that is growing.
•Arizona ranks 50th in the nation in combined state and local spending on social and human services.
•A minimum wage job in Arizona pays $14,000 a year. The poverty line for a family of three is $18,528.
•The cost of childcare for two young children in Arizona exceeds $10,000 a year.
•The average age of a homeless person is 9 years old.