This is Community Action Agency OKC with Jessie Thompson


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On this episode I chatted with Executive Director of the Community Action Agency, Jessie Thompson. Jessie may be a Mississippi State Bulldog grad, but she is all Oklahoman now. Beginning her executive director tenure in January 2020, running a nonprofit in a pandemic is all she’s ever known. Even more so, her organization has received federal funding to offer people who have been affected by COVID-19 help to pay for bills, rent/mortgage payments, legal advice and more. Those are funds that has been scarce this year, and many people are unaware of what’s available to them.

Community Action Agency serves residents in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma and Canadian counties. They strive to create self-sufficiency among disadvantaged citizens. They have many other programs beyond COVID-19 relief assistance that includes housing services, financial programs and early childhood education programs.

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