GHCAA focuses on assisting low-income people in their efforts to become self-sufficient. Services are provided to enable families to improve their financial, physical, mental and social level through programs designed to motivate individuals to set and reach personal goals.
GHCAA County Offices are the first source of help for families in need. Trained, responsive personnel and volunteers develop plans with families to alleviate their current crisis situation and stabilize the family.
The History of Green Hills Community Action Agency
In the early years GHCAA consisted of two separate entities. On March 8, 1965, Livingston County Human Resources Development Corporation formed to serve Livingston County “or vicinity”. Then in March 1967 the name was changed to Human Resources Development Corporation of Linn, Livingston, Daviess, and Caldwell Counties. On June 4, 1965 The Green Hills Area Human Resources Development Corporation was formed to serve the residents of Grundy, Mercer, Putnam and Sullivan counties. Later in 1967, Harrison County was added to the organization to make it a five (5) county service area. Both organizations were formed in response to then President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty”, which was declared during his first State of the Union Address in 1964.
The two Community Action Agencies merged in April 1969 and the name was changed to Green Hills Human Resources Corporation. For nearly 22 years the organization operated under this name, but in March 1992 there was a need to have “community action agency” in the name, so the name was then changed to its current title. Green Hills Community Action Agency (GHCAA) has been giving a hand up to people, seeking to break the bonds of poverty for 46 years.
Our Governing Board
Chair: Leon Hicks
1st Chair: Cheri Wayne
2nd Chair: Betty Bagley
Secretary: D.J. Hopkins
Treasurer: Gerald Owings
Become a voice for your comunity! We are seeking a low-income representative Board member for Livingston County. If you are interested in applying to our Board of Directors, please give our office a call at 855-290-8544.