Community Action Council of Howard County

  • MD


6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
United States

About Us


The mission of Community Action Council of Howard County is to provide programs and services to low-income residents of Howard County in order to alleviate the effects of poverty; to promote self-sufficiency as a means of interrupting the cycle of poverty; and to stimulate increased awareness of, and responsiveness to, the needs of the low-income population on the part of the larger community.


As a community action agency, we provide community and neighborhood-based services that are integrated, comprehensive, and empowering for individuals, families and communities. We utilize technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of our services and service delivery, holding ourselves accountable for measurable results.

As an organization that believes the low-income population must be active participants in the ultimate solutions to poverty, Community Action Council will develop civic capital and promote community involvement within the low-income community by identifying and capitalizing on asset, leadership and talent that is present within the community.

As advocates, we listen, understand, and take our lead from the low-income population; we assist the low-income population in advocating for themselves; and we advocate for the low-income population at all levels of public policy including economic, legislative, government and business.