CANI Braces For Further Cuts From Federal Government

By Scott Sarvay

March 9, 2011 Updated Mar 9, 2011 at 6:05 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Agencies that work with the poor are bracing themselves for further cuts in federal funding.

Just this week CANI, or Community Action of Northeast Indiana laid off five employees due to cuts.

Nicole Easley came to CANI 10 years ago.

The agency helped the mother of two set goals, get employment and get into school.

She'll complete her Masters degree in business next year. .

Without CANI, Easley says, her life would be dramatically different right now.

Easley says, “In poverty, to be honest. I'm just out of poverty, barely, still working my way to where I want to be but this has given me the tools to get off of public assistance, different kings of programs that hold you back.

CANI assists 15,000 households a year, in northeast Indiana, climb out of poverty.

You can help CANI by making a donation on their website.




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