Welcome to the Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency
RKCAA has been providing a broad array of anti-poverty services in Racine and Kenosha counties since 1967 under the guidance of a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from government, the private sector and the low-income community.
Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Inc. (RKCAA) will hold its next Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. The Board of Directors will convene at RKCAA's central office in Racine (2113 N. Wisconsin St.). All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
The Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency (RKCAA) coordinates stakeholders in the community for the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).
During April, PREP is leading a public awareness campaign to encourage teens to think about making important decisions in their lives especially when it involves positive relationships and sexual activity.
April is STD (sexually transmitted diseases) Awareness Month, a time to get tested for STDs and raise awareness of people both young and old on the importance of getting tested. PREP stakeholders (YMCA- PREP staff, Racine Health Department- clinical staff, Racine Unified School District - high school nurses and RKCAA- PREP staff) will be wearing T-Shirts that read: “Think B4 U Do It…There is a lot more 2 it…#up2uracine”.
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2015 SNAP Challenge
Kenosha 2nd Floor Lift: Coming Soon!
The bid for the construction of the Lift is out and we are anxiously awaiting its installation. RKCAA’s goal is to increase Community Nutrition Services by increasing access to our Teaching Kitchen and Community Room which are located on our 2nd floor. By installing a Lift, access would be available to everyone!
- Multigenerational opportunities in our Teaching Kitchen. Senior citizens could offer their expertise in our Teaching Kitchen relating to recipes, food preparation and tips for stretching a family’s food dollars.
- Nutrition education and cooking opportunities for seniors participating in our Cupboard Bound program or Senior Fruit & Vegetable voucher program.
- Additional programming would be available from our community partners who could utilize our Teaching Kitchen as part of their services.
- The Lift will allow us to enhance nutrition and health services for all of our families as well as the broader community. Cooking classes, weight loss classes, and special events hosted by multiple agencies could be implemented.
RKCAA thanks the following for their support of the Lift project: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Kenosha Community Development Block Grant, Kenosha Community Foundation, Kenosha Women’s Network and the Kenosha Rotary. Please consider a donation to support opportunities for improved nutrition and health for individuals and families.
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Through a grant with the Covering Kids and Families organization, the Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency has hired two Healthcare Navigators. One Navigator will be responsible for Racine and Kenosha counties while the other will concentrate her efforts in Walworth and Rock counties.
The purpose of the Navigator is to provide information and education to the community about the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and to provide assistance to consumers and organizations working with individuals interested in enrolling in an Insurance Marketplace plan.
The Racine/Kenosha Navigator will be available by appointment at the Racine Community Action office as well as at various sites throughout Racine and Kenosha counties. The Walworth/Rock Navigator will be based in Janesville but will be available for appointments throughout Walworth and Rock counties.
If you or someone you know has questions about how the Affordable Care Act can help you or if you’re interested in enrolling and need some help, you may reach the Navigators at the following numbers:
Racine/Kenosha: (262) 637-8377, ext.114.
bdanculovich AT rkcaa.org
Walworth/Rock: (262) 902-8572
kduschene AT rkcaa.org
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Two community needs assessments were carried out by the Planning Council for Health and
Human Services, Inc., in spring of 2010 to assist RKCAA in its mission to enable low-income
individuals, in rural and urban areas, to attain the skills, knowledge and motivation to achieve
WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding as the ideal method of feeding and nurturing infants! Research has shown that there is no better food than breast milk for the baby's first year of life
Kenosha County Health Department Wellness Center at the RKCAA Kenosha site.