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New offices for new organization

Community action group taking over for Tri County establishes local office

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ABOVE: Shelley Harmon, left, office manager of the Community Action Organization’s Bellefontaine office, meets with client Kira Baker of Bellefontaine as intake representative Dana Lewis works at the front desk inside the new 1653 N. U.S. Route 68 office. BELOW: Polly Klinger, an intake representative for the Community Action Organization, right, meets with client Kira Baker of Bellefontaine at the new CAO office at 1653 N. U.S. Route 68. FRONT PAGE PHOTO:  The Community Action Organization’s new Logan County office is located at 1653 N. U.S. Route 68. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

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Local residents looking for help paying utility bills, getting assistance with family issues or filing income taxes have a new one-stop office where they can get the help they are looking for.

The Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison and Union Counties, which assumed responsibilities for providing services in Logan, Champaign and Shelby counties to fill in the gap left by the Tri County Community Action closure, has opened a new Logan County office at 1653 N. U.S. Route 68, about a half mile north of the U.S. Route 33 overpass.

The Marysville-based agency has already been operating and providing local services out of the former Tri County offices here and in Urbana and Sidney, but as Tri County prepares to liquidate its assets and sell its properties, DMU director Rochelle Twining decided it was time to find more permanent homes for the services.

“The new Community Action Organization sees itself as a partner with other community resources to build stronger families and help families along the way to having an economically sound future,” according to a statement prepared by the organization.

 

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