The Community Action Agency of St. Louis County (CAASTLC) provides services to 44,000 low-income people on an annual basis. With a mission to end poverty, services include counseling, employment training, energy assistance and weatherization, life skills education, Veteran services, and substance abuse classes. The nonprofit also has a matched savings program through which 36 people saved nearly $43,000 in 2015. To help people access affordable, healthy food, CAASTLC supports 5 community gardens and the Seeds of Hope Farm. The Farm offers paid internships to help area youth learn job skills and has a CSA program through which low-income families can receive organic produce at reduced rates or in exchange for volunteering.
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