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More than 650,000 Minnesotans were served last year by one of the 38 Community Action Agencies and tribal governments that constitute a network of social service agencies celebrated this month for what Gov. Mark Dayton called “essential contributions” to the state. Each locally governed agency assesses needs, establishes priorities, determines strategies to respond to poverty issues and delivers a broad range of services.
DHS’ Office of Economic Opportunity supports the work of these agencies. In proclaiming May as “Community Action Month,” Gov. Mark Dayton urged citizens to “continue to wage war on poverty by providing support and opportunity for all citizens in need of assistance, thus ensuring that all citizens are able to live with dignity.”