55 Years of Community Action in the Heart of Appalachia


Serving the remote coalfields of Southwest Virginia since 1965, Appalachian Community Action and Development (AppCAA) delivers sustainable program interventions, technical expertise, and grassroots mobilization to build local resilience. AppCAA has become the community action partner of choice for financial, educational, healthcare and workforce development institutions in the notoriously-isolated and rural counties of Southwest Virginia. We provide emergency, first-line interventions for families while leveraging our reputation as a reliable community partner in emergency situations to build resiliency through wrap-around services. We serve Lee, Scott and Wise Counties of Virginia and the City of Norton.

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Annual Report 2020-2021

Community Needs Assessment 2020

Employment Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Tax forms 2022

Press Release


How Can We Help?

Childrens' Programs

After School Food Program
Imagination Library
Summer Food Program

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Business & Economic Development

Financial Coaching & Empowerment
Financial Workshops
Tax Preparation Service - VITA

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Volunteer Programs

Retired Seniors Volunteer Program

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Housing & Community Solutions

CHORE Program
Emergency utility services
Housing Counseling
Indoor Plumbing & Rehabilitation
New Eyes for the Needy
SafeLink Cellphone

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