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Community Action Development Commission

Helping People.  Changing Lives.

At CADCOM our singular mission is to mobilize the human and financial resources of Montgomery County by initiating, developing and administering community and economic development programs designed to provide the tools needed to achieve self-sufficiency.

Established in 1996, we are the lead anti-poverty agency in Montgomery County working to coordinate strategic planning, economic development, community development, and to create a partnership between public and private entities to serve the needs of county residents.

 

Volunteer opportunities vary widely, and include:

- Event Planning
- Community-Based Research
- Grant Writing
- Conducting Client Intakes
- Tax Preparation (training provided!)
- Holiday Sharing Program

 

Programs and Services Include:

1. Asset Development Program
- Family Savings Account Program
- Financial Literacy Classes
- Credit Counseling
- VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Preparation)

 

2. Career Development Program
- Mock interviews
- Self-Assessment/Career Exploration
- In-House Employment Advocates
- Resume/Cover Letter/Thank-you letter
- On-Site employer visits and interviews

 

3. Family Development Self-Sufficiency Program
- Family Needs Assessment
- Family Action Plans (Budget & Job Skills)
- Bilingual Services

 

4. Fatherhood Initiative Program
- Leadership Development
- The influences of men on the lives of children
- Transitioning from incarceration to community

 

5. Food Resource Center
- Community food & nutrition resources
- Emergency food referral
- SNAP enrollment assistance

 

6. Micro-Enterprise Center (MERC)
- “Be Your Own Boss” Training
- Youth Entrepreneur Training
- Access to Low-Cost Office Space for Start-Up Businesses
- Bilingual (Spanish-English) Business Training

 

6. Tenant Action Group (TAG)
- Tenant Rights Advocacy
- Outreach & Referrals

 

7. Utility Management 
- Emergency Utility Assistance

 

8. Weatherization
- Heater repair and replacement
- Home energy audit
- Energy conservation Education