History

  • 2016 - Extensive Operations

    JLHCA operates the following programs with 176 employees: Head Start, Early Head Start, NCPre-K Program, CSBG STARS Program, Rapid Re-Housing Homeless Program, Weatherization, Heating Assistance Repair/Replacement Program, Duke Helping Homes Program, HUD Housing Counseling, Economic Development and the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention-Capacity Program. JLHCA also operates several crisis programs from different funding sources.

  • April 16, 2012

    Moved into new headquarters building in Smithfield.

  • 2000

    Acquired Harnett County becoming Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action.

  • 1993

    The Juvenile Restitution Program started at JLHCA in 1992 moved to County Sheriffs Dept.

  • 1981

    The Home Health Program started at JLHCA moved to County Health Dept.

  • 1981

    CSA funding source changed to block grant funding called the Community Services Block Grant under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.

  • 1980

    The Energy Program started at JLHCA in 1978 moved to DSS.

  • 1979

    The Agency Weatherization program was created because the energy crisis created a need for conserving energy.

  • 1977

    The Alcoholic Recovery Program started at JLHCA in 1969 moved to County Mental Health Dept.

  • 1977

    The Nutrition Program for Elderly started at JLHCA in 1974 moved to Council on Aging.

  • 1976

    The Medical Transit Service started at JLHCA moved to DSS.

  • 1975

    The Senior Citizens Clubs started at JLHCA moved to the Council on Aging.

  • 1975

    The Office of Economic Opportunity was abolished and the Community Services Administration was established.

  • 1974

    Acquired Lee County becoming Johnston Lee Community Action.

  • 1968

    Began the first Alcoholic Recovery Program in Johnston County. Became involved with the migrant issues, the Migrant Council was formed.

  • 1967

    Received first operational grant. First programs were: Head Start, Senior Citizens Clubs, Home Health, Community Organization, General Services, and a Manpower Program.

  • 1966

    $35,254 Planning grant awarded. Johnston County Community Action formed. Executive board consisted of: Paul Keller, Board President; C. W. Talton, Board VP; K. L. Hamilton, Board Secretary; Gerald Isley, Board Treasurer; and Q. K. Wall and Tom Davis, Executive Members.