Helping People. Changing Lives.

Community Action was initially established on November 14, 1965 and was incorporated as Central Pennsylvania Community Action, Inc. (CPCA) on December 14, 1967. The organization embarked on providing services to families and individuals with low to moderate incomes in Centre and Clearfield counties. Today, we have five outreach office locations: Clearfield, Houtzdale, Philipsburg, Bellefonte and Aaronsburg. With locations throughout the two counties, CPCA is able to provide our programs and services to the communities, families and individuals we support.

Mission Statement

“Strengthening communities in Centre and Clearfield counties by helping families and individuals to become self-sufficient.”

In meeting our mission, CPCA provides many programs and services to assist communities, families, and individuals. We offer affordable rental housing and housing services such as homeowner rehabilitation, ADA measures and weatherization.

In meeting basic needs, we operate numerous programs and maintain partnerships with other organizations to help fill gaps. Our employment and training staff offer hands on job readiness and life skills for personal growth. Transportation and mileage reimbursement assist residents in-need to meet their medical appointments.

Finally, we recognize that asset building is an important part of becoming and maintaining self-sufficiency, which is why we continue to build on our financial literacy programs and assist families.