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CSA assists more than 350 union families annually with emergency financial needs, helping to prevent utility cut-offs, evictions and foreclosures, and help for needed prescriptions, transportation, food, childcare, and other support. The Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) is open to qualified union members whose locals contribute annually to the program. In fiscal year 2018 CSA, distributed nearly $70,000 to over 300 working families to help provide housing, food, medical care, and transportation. Since the program’s inception, CSA has provided $1.2 million to support over 4,200 DC-area union families.
Building Futures is a construction pre-apprenticeship training program for local residents looking to start a careers in the construction industry. The program has been serving our communities and Washington DC area's registered apprenticeship programs since 2007 making a difference in people's lives one men and woman at a time!
In 2019 CSA's Building Futures Pre-Apprenticeship Program received the Women in Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Occupations (WANTO) grant from the Department of Labor - Women’s Bureau. This grant has allowed us to host FREE 6-week female-only pre-apprenticeship cohorts in partnership with area apprenticeship programs, whose expertise in the crafts is unparalleled and complements what we offer.
CSA annually provides information and referral to hundreds of metro area residents with social services problems to the metro Washington area's network of sister agencies and government programs.
Everyone experiences a time when they have an emergency need. Please feel free to contact the Community Services Agency at 202-974-8220 for information and referral.
In partnership with the area's nearly 200 local unions, CSA works to recruit union volunteers for community projects. Annually, we generate over 300 union volunteers who participate in helping to strengthen our communities in a variety of ways.
La Agencia de Servicios Comunitarios del Area metropolitana de Washington, DC (CSA) ha compilado una lista de servicios basicos accesibles en el Distrito de Columbia, Maryland y Virginia con recursos gratuitos para las familias, recursos de protección al consumidor, disposiciones de emergencia para eliminar desalojos y desconecciones de los servicios públicos durante la crisis, expansion de la licencia de ausencia de trabajo por enfermedad (DC/MD), y reduccion de los requisitos de elegibilidad para beneficios de desempleo.