Mission & History

Who We Are

Mission

The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, Inc. provides social services and programs to low-income individuals and families in the western area of Connecticut to help them stabilize and improve their lives.

History

Since 1965, The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut (formerly The Committee of Danbury (CACD)) has delivered a variety of social service programs ranging from early childcare to elderly fuel assistance in order to help low-income families and individuals with their ever-changing needs to reduce poverty and enable clients to achieve self-sufficiency. CAAWC is an integral part of a nation-wide network of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) dedicated to the take of eliminating poverty. Asa non-profit multi-faceted organization, CAAWC provides a wide array of services to client’s in towns in Fairfield and Litchfield counties. These towns include: Bethel, Brookfield, Bridgewater, Canaan, Cornwall, Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, North Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Stamford, Warren, and Washington.

CAAWC receives funding from:

The Connecticut Department of Social Services, Office of Early Childcare (CT), School Readiness (Danbury), Corporation for National Community Service, City of Danbury, United Way and various corporations and individuals.