About PEACE, Inc.
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Incorporated in 1968, PEACE, Inc. is a federal designated Community Action Agency (CAA) that serves nearly 10,000 clients in Syracuse, Onondaga County, and portions of Oswego County. With a guiding principle of “Maximum Feasible Participation,” or the concept that those who are served by the CAA must also be involved with the organization’s decision-making processes, the agency pursues a mission to “help people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient.” It does so through 9 antipoverty services:

Programs and Services:

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)

improves the lives of school-aged children through a variety of mentoring programs including school based, workplace and one-to-one mentoring.

Head Start & Early Head Start

prepares children for kindergarten by offering a comprehensive, family focused, early childhood education program that serves pregnant women and children birth to five years old.

Energy & Housing Services

reduces the energy burden on our clients in Onondaga and Oswego Counties by providing cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions to households with low and moderate incomes.

Family Resource Centers

are safe, secure neighborhood hubs where trained staff provide emergency assistance, advocacy, supportive services, employment support, youth activities, and family development to low-income individuals.

Foster Grandparents

provides senior citizens the opportunity to share their time and talents mentoring at-risk children in our community.

Free Tax Prep

trains and supports volunteers who prepare and e-file tax returns for people with low to moderate income so that they can receive the largest refund possible and access all eligible tax credits.

Senior Nutrition Program

provides healthy meals to seniors using nutritious, local, and fresh ingredients. Seniors gather together at dining rooms throughout the county to eat together, share stories, and build friendships.

Senior Supports

helps connect isolated and home-bound senior citizens to the services they need to live independently and remain in their own homes.

Frank DeFrancisco Eastwood Community

offers residents of Onondaga County, particularly seniors, opportunities to socialize, volunteer, learn, and contribute to their community.