About PEACE, Inc.
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Mission Statement:

Helping people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient.

PEACE, Inc. is Onondaga County’s federally designated Community Action Agency. As part of the national network of Community Action Agencies, PEACE, Inc. seeks to help people become more self-sufficient by strengthening families, improving the conditions in which people live, encouraging people to own a stake in their own community, and developing partnerships with other organizations, businesses, and individuals to support these efforts.


  • PEACE, Inc. receives funding for its programs and services through a variety of federal, state, and local government sources, as well as from many foundations and corporations.

  • PEACE, Inc. offers programming and training to provide our families with the necessary tools and skills to move from poverty to self-sufficiency.

  • PEACE, Inc. serves all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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.