Springfield Partners for Community Action is the federally designated Community Action Agency (CAA) for the greater Springfield area, serving more than 10,000 low-income people annually.
Established in 1964 under the Economic Opportunity Act, Springfield Partners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, SOMWBA-certified enterprise. The agency has 48 years of experience providing services and advocacy to alleviate the conditions of poverty for area residents.
Our mission is to partner with people and the community as a whole, in a way that leads to economic stability, so that we all enjoy a better quality of life.
We do this through education and outreach, and by offering programs to help people build assets, obtain affordable childcare, get free home weatherization and tax filing services, and much, much more.
Currently, one in four Springfield residents lives in poverty. The city has one of the highest child poverty rates in the country: 44 percent. One in four adult residents has dropped out of school and lack high school diplomas.
For a list of programs, click here.