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Thank you for visiting DeKalb County Community Action's website.  Community Action is people helping people; helping low-income DeKalb County residents overcome barriers to household stability.  Please take a few minutes to view this site.  If your household is in some type of crisis, struggling to get by, or would just like to improve it's situation please visit our Comprehensive Support Services page to see what Community Action can help you achieve.  We hope you enjoy your visit!

Community Action:

Helping People, Changing Lives

"My experience has been great.  Joanne has helped me gain employment and we have started organizing.  I've been coming here since September and in a three week time span I have had five job offers and have finally found a job that I can settle in and has plenty of room for growth.  Joanne has been so helpful in every step of the way.  Thank you so much, you are a blessing!

Dionna J. - Program Participant

October 2, 2018

"I have a great experiences with Joanne Dunbar in DeKalb County Community Action.  She have helped me with so much in my life.  I love her so much for everything she have done for me and my baby. :)"

Q.B. - Program Participant

September 24, 2018

"They are great help, to my family and I.  Joanne Dunbar is so sweet and the best help ever.  She's help me accomplish allot.  Being new to DeKalb was so hard.  With Joanne's help she has made it so much easier to adjust to dekalb like 101.  Easy to talk to and open up with.  Please continue the good work. :)

Nicole A. - Program Participant

September 20, 2018

"Experiences at Community Action were terrific.  They helped with housing, appointment scheduling, and provided helpful resources to meet my need.  I would recommend Community Action to anyone in need of human resources.

Michelle P. - Program Participant

September 7, 2018

"My experiences at Community Action were very helpful.  Services from Community Action are great.  Community Action have helped me obtain emergency housing and permanent housing.  Community Action will help with every aspect of human resources.

Calvin H. - Program Participant

September 7, 2018

"Joanne has been very helpful to me in many ways.  I like to talk with her and helping me so much.  Program is very much needed.

James C. - Program Participant

September 6, 2018

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To provide access to opportunities for all low-income individuals and families in DeKalb County by providing education and empowering them with effective community resources and support to increase self-sufficiency and household stability.



Community Action Promise:


Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes American a better place to live.  We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

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The DeKalb County Community Action Department (DCCAD) has been DeKalb County's official anti-poverty agency since 1984.  Our mission is to help low-income families achieve and maintain their highest level of self-sufficiency by providing a variety of programs.  We are a member of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA) and the Community Action Partnership.


DCCA is the Community Action Agency (CAA) designated to serve DeKalb County's low-income families. CAA's are created by their local governments as public or private entities and have two primary purposes: to provide essential anti-poverty programs, and to advocate for the needs of the poor in their communities.


The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is our main funding source.  Locally, the CSBG is governed by the CSBG Administrative Board that consists of individuals from the public and private sectors as well as the low-income population.


The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity distributes the CSBG to the counties in Illinois. Other funding sources Community Action receives include the DeKalb County Senior Tax Levy funds, Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and other miscellaneous local, state and federal funding. Refer to the links on the tabs above to browse through the programs and services we offer.


Also, DCCA networks with various social service agencies, community groups, and businesses in the County to better serve the low-income population in DeKalb County.  Please contact us with any questions, comments and concerns you may have so we can better serve the low-income citizens of DeKalb County.

For more testimonials click HERE.

DeKalb County Community Action is now a program of Family Service Agency of DeKalb County.  We look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality of service.


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