Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development

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About us

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) is a private, non-profit community-based organization serving rural, mostly Appalachian, counties in eastern and southern Ohio. It is comprised of seventeen Community Action Agencies that serve a 30 county area. COAD has three major program divisions: Community Development, Early Care and Education and Senior Programs. COAD also offers scholarship assistance and leadership development opportunities.

Our Mission Statement:

COAD's mission is to provide a unified voice and representation for its member agencies and the constituents that they serve - primarily low-income families, children, and the elderly. Since 1971, COAD has worked to improve the quality of life for all residents of Appalachian Ohio.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1971

Government ID number: 31-0811788

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Phone: 614-594-8499

Fax: 614-592-5994

1 Pinchot Lane, P. O. Box 787, Athens, OH, 45701-0787, US

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