Kings Community Action Organization is the exclusive anti-poverty agency for Kings County. KCAO is a private, non-profit organization that was established in 1965 pursuant to the Economic Opportunities Act of 1964 and is completing its 46th year of service to the residents of Kings County.
The organization has service sites located in the cities of Armona, Avenal, Corcoran, Hanford, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lemoore and Stratford. Hanford serves as the county seat, and is the largest city in Kings County.
Since its establishment, KCAO has adapted, revised and added programs to serve the changing social, educational, and economic needs of low-income members of the community. Currently, the agency provides services through four major departments, which are funded through a variety of federal and state programs:
Child Care, which includes services such as Infant Centers, Learning Centers, Family Day Care Homes, and Afterschool Programs.
Head Start, which includes services such as the Child Care Food Licensed Program, Early Head Start, and Migrant Head Start.
Intervention, Preventive, and Supportive Services, which includes services such as Abstinence Education, the Barbara Saville Women's Shelter, and Domestice Violence Prevention.
Operation Services, which includes services such as Home Weatherization, Energy Education, and Homeless Services.