Community Needs Assessment Taskforce
The CNATF is a committee that supports the agency's mission: "to improve the lives of low-income, Veteran, and military families by empowering them to become economically and socially self-sufficient." The committee is composed of members of ECHSA, Inc. Board of Directors, ECHSA, Inc. staff members, community leaders, as well as program participants.
WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT TASK FORCE (CNATF)?
The purpose of CNATF is to assist in the ongoing compilation of data within the targeted communities and to facilitate the agency's goal of linking family, community, and agency together to best meet the needs of low income families. Through formal and informal partnerships, ongoing community planning, advocacy, and engagement of people with low incomes, partners and businesses work together with Community Action Agencies and other CSBG eligible entities to successfully move families out of poverty and revitalize communities.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CNATF?
The goal of the CNATF is to identify barriers in order to bring about the positive change we seek, to ensure best practices, as well as to contribute to the fulfillment of the agency's organizational standards.